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Sign up for
Little Miss LaBelle
Little Miss LaBelle sign
ups continue on Tuesday and
Thursday, March 18 and 20, at
5 p.m. at LaBelle High School.
Plan now for
Earth Day 2008 will be cel-
ebrated Saturday, April 26, at
the LaBelle Nature Park/Hen-
dry House between 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. There are currently
eight participates and there is
plenty of room for more. If you
would like to celebrate Earth
Day or set up a display, please
contact the Recreation Office at
VFW ladies fixing
The VFW Post 10100 Wom-
an's Auxiliary, located on Hwy.
29 South, will host a dinner
Friday, March 14, including:
beef brisket, scalloped pota-
toes, green beans, dinner roll,
dessert and coffee/tea. Serving
is from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $7 per
dinner. The public is invited -
smoke free dining..
asks for donations
The Caloosa Humane So-
ciety is asking for donations
of saleable items for their
quarterly yard sale fundraiser.
Items can be dropped off at
the shelter at 1200 Pratt Blvd.
off of Cowboy Way behind
the Hendry Co. Health Dept.
during business hodrs or pick
ups can be arranged by calling
863-675-0997 and speaking to
Suzanne. The next scheduled
yard sale fundraiser is sched-
uled for March 29, from 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. to' be held at the La-
Belle Auction Co. at 390 Park
Ave. at the base of the bridge
on State Road 29. Please help
us help those without a voice.
Rev. L. W. Howard invites
the men of LaBelle to attend
this months meeting of, "The
Gathering of Christian Men
of LaBelle" Monday evening
March 17, at 7 p.m. At his
church Community Harvest
Worship Center on Orange
Street across from the Rodeo
Ground. Pastor Frank Deery
will be sharing with the men
this month. The Community
Christian Men's group meets at
different churches each month
to promote Christian unity and
fellowship. The Community
Christian Men's group meets
this month at Community Har-
vest Worship Center on Orange
Street across from the Rodep
Ground. A dinner is provided
by for all that attend. And a free
will offering is received. Every
man is welcome to this trans-
men's gathering. Contact Dave
Alexander 1-239-340-1575 for
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Florida ag under pressure
By Patty Brant
Agriculture has long been
one of Florida's top industries.
Still, farming of all types is un-
der pressure even here, in the
land of sunshine. Several years
of drought, development, rising
costs, competition from around
the world all are making it
tougher on farmers and ranch-
ers to stay in the business.
Florida Gulf Coast University
(FGCU) prepared an in-depth
study of Florida agriculture, its
challenges and its future. That
study was revealed last June
and provides a hard look at the
good, the bad and the unex-
Southwest Florida, accord-
ing to the FGCU study, may have
the "best seat in the house" for
continuing agricultural prosper-
ity as the East and West Coasts
and Central Florida attract more
development. The Florida Pan-
handle may be the only section
of the state that won't be facing
a build out in the next 50 years,
the study states.
The study purports to "reveal
the perceptions of ag business
executives toward the present
and future state of the ag busi-
ness industry in SW Florida ...
reflects a candid view of press-
ing issues and the silver linings
pervading the industry. It is
unique in that it directly assess-
es the strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and threats per-
vading the industry as well as
the revelation of five-year trends
and the importance of ag busi-
Relay for Life: Focus on living
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The City of LaBelle team brought the magic of Oz to this year's Relay for Life event last
Saturday. Dorothy and Toto, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Tin Man, the Cowardly
Lion, the Good Witch of the East, a Munchkin and the Scarecrow and a couple Flying
Monkeys all gathered at the Yellow Brick Road for the cause. It will take the Scarecrow's
brain, the Tin Man's heart and the Lion's courage to win the fight against cancer.
SCaloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Drew Dyess was one of
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant several speakers whose
Cancer survivors began their lap at Saturday's Relay for testimony moved the
Life event to applause and cheers from loved ones, friends crowd at the March 8
and perfect strangers. The March 8 event brought people Relay for Life event at
from all walks of life together in a common cause the fight LaBelle High School foot-
against cancer. ball field.
New church emphasizes
By Patty Brant
Many Christian churches are
undergoing changes, trying to
become more "user friendly"
to their congregations. One
church, Healing Waters Family
Life Center, is breaking down
many of the traditional church
rules and opening up to meet
the real needs of real people.
Pastor Jay Goforth has been
an ordained minister since 1974
when he began with the Salva-
tion Army. He holds two bach-
elors degrees and a masters de-
gree in the sociology of religion
and divinity and has pastored
churches in Ohio, Pennsylva-
nia, Connecticut, Georgia and
Florida. In addition to the Salva-
tion Army, he has pastored at
United Methodist Churches.
However, he says he felt God
pulling him another direction -
toward a less formal church life
that is heavily grounded in the
practice of his strong Christian
beliefs. To that end, he began
a new church just over a year
Healing Waters Family Life
Center celebrated its first anni-
versary February 10 but has no
home of its own yet. Partnering
with the Community Christian
School, the church uses the
school's facilities for services
and the church tithes to the
Healing Waters tries to
reach different groups of peo-
ple. Members are encouraged
to invite their "unchurched"
and "unconvinced." friends
and acquaintances to come to
See Church Page 3
ness in SW Florida relative to
the rest of the state."
The gamut of stimuli affect-
ing agriculture are seen through
the eyes of agriculture's top ex-
ecutives as well as environmen-
talists, politicians and real estate
Ron Hamil, Executive Vice
President of Gulf Citrus Growers
Association (GCGA), said the
University of Florida.and FGCU,
along with growers, formed
the steering committee for the
study. FGCU was chosen to do
the study because its urban-
oriented base may be seen as
more impartial, Mr. Hamil said.
Surveyors met with major agri-
culture companies to produce
the study, which was two years
in the making.
Although he said agriculture's
role is changing, Mr. Hamil be-
lieves this area will continue to
be important to Florida and the
region while other, agriculture
areas decline. Hendry; Glades
and Collier, he said, are the "last
frontier." It is a strategic, critical
See Agriculture Page 2
Tris Chapman today an-
nounced that he will seek the
County Commission seat for
District 3 here in Hendry County.
Chapman and his wife, Donna,
an'elementary school teacher
at Country Oaks, have lived in
LaBelle for fourteen years. Mr.
Chapman is an executive with
Southern Gardens Citrus and
a veteran of the Florida citrus
industry. He was appointed to
the Florida Citrus Commission
in 1999 by Governor Jeb Bush
where he served two-three year
terms. He is currently on sever-
al Boards including the Florida
Citrus Processors Association,
Fiberstar Corporation, and
Chapman said: "When
Commissioner Maddox decided
not to seek re-
election, I saw
mission as an
get involved in
a serious way
with the com-
I have come Tris
to know and Chapman i
love. I believe
that my experience as a suc-
cessful businessman and lead-
er will be of benefit in helping
to lead the county to a brighter
See Chapman Page 2
Cyclist is second
- A bicyclist died Sunday,
March 2, after being struck by
a vehicle at SR 78 and SR 29.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, James Dock,
67, of Williamsville, New York,
was riding a 2006 Corum DeR-
osa bicycle southbound on the
southbound grass shoulder of
SR 29, approaching the inter-
section with CR 78.
A black truck pulling a boat
trailer was also heading south
on SR 29. Both were stopped
at the red light. When the
traffic light changed to green,
both Mr. Dock and the truck
proceeded southward through
On his bicycle, Mr. Dock
traveled off the roadway onto
the grass shoulder into an area
of soft sand. He attempted to
steer his bicycle back onto the
paved apron of SR 29 but lost
control in the soft sand and
overturned onto his left side.
Mr. Dock was ejected from the
bicycle and came to a rest in
a prone position in the south-
See Fatality Page 2
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An avid sportsman, Chapman
is also a member of the LaBelle
High School Quarterback Club
and has contributed time and
resources to various school and
charitable activities in the com-
munity. He graduated from Mana-
tee High School in Bradenton and
earned a BS degree from the Uni-
versity of South Florida in 1980
and an MBA from USF in 1989.
Chapman, who is a Repub-
lican, intends to spend the next
several months reaching out to
the constituents of his district,
learning what is most important
to them. You can contact Tris
Chapman on line at chaprrnan-
any questions or comments, and
share your concerns. He said that
as a member of the Citrus Com-
mission, he consistently voted
for lower spending and reduced
As Vice President and General
Manager of Southern Gardens
citrus plant operations, Mr. Chap-
man oversees 200 employees. He
believes his experience in busi-
ness will translate well into the
In this view, during these lean
financial times there is an even
bigger need for the commission
to make good decisions, so un-
necessary burdens re not placed
on the people.
"I'm a planner," he pointed
out. "I'm systematic and orga-
He continued by saying there
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time for agriculture, he added.
Climate, land, citrus, consoli-
dation and vegetables are seen
as strengths in local agriculture,
according to the study, as well
as labor, regulations and geog-
raphy. Ag management, science,
technology, water, natural mar-
kets and crop flexibility also give
Southwest Florida an edge over
In Southwest Florida the need
for skilled and educated labor
is of top concern, with a lack of
qualified students coming out
of ag schools and universities.
There is also a down side to la-
bor for agriculture, since fewer
people want to work in the in-
dustry and "schools are not com-
mitted to developing a skilled ag
In addition, costs including
land are rising, intruding on
profit margins. Citrus is facing a
number of challenges, such as
canker and the much more dam-
aging greening disease. Another
issue is the "nonlucrative nature
Ongoing immigration issues
also hurt agriculture and cheap
He said he's always had an
interest in county government
and is not afraid of hard work.
He believes his involvement with
the Florida Department of Citrus
as a Commissioner has provided
invaluable experience in making
important decisions. It has taught
him to be a good listener and a
collaborator to gather informa-
tion thoughtfully and then make a
decision. He said he understands
that the business of overseeing
the Hendry County government
can have widespread impact and
added that officials must also
guard against unintended conse-
quences of their decisions.
A seat on the county commis-
sion would broaden his scope,
allowing him to utilize his knowl-
edge and experience to benefit
the entire county, he believes.
Good growth is the Number
1 challenge for Hendry County,
foreign labor puts Florida-grown
products at a cost disadvantage
while fuel and fertilizer costs go
The cattle and hog industry
are feeling the pinch of rising
feed costs as more corn is divert-
ed for ethanol production.
Also, taxes are increasing as
land values rise.
Foreign competition: for cit-
rus this means Brazil, which has
a lack of regulation that puts the
highly regulated Florida industry
at a disadvantage.
Diseases such as canker and
greening are hitting the citrus in-
Agriculture has always been
-plagued by the unpredictable -
- floods, drought, pests -- and it
remains so to this day. However,
modern farmers, growers and
ranchers have science and tech-
nology on their side.
Research is ongoing to make
fruit bigger. Science is the weap-
on against canker and citrus
greening and mechanical har-
vesting is helping decrease costs
What doors science and tech-
nology can open for area agricul-
ture in the future remains to be
You cai contact Patty Brant at
but it must be "thoughtfully con-
ceived, managed growth," he
He is a conservative, he ad-
mits, but adds "I've always been
people-oriented. I listen to all
the stakeholders and staff get a
good, clear understanding of the
ramifications" before making a
"I'll make sure my constitu-
ents get their money's worth." he
Mr. Chapman believes he can
bring vision, insight and experi-
ence to the board of county com-
He said he's met a lot of chal-
lenges in his life and he's up to
this one, if the voters give him the
"I'm realistic," he said. "I know
I can't solve every problem, but
I can make a positive contribu-
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bound lane of SR 29 as the truck
was passing. Mr Dock's head
was struck by the right side truck
tires. He came to a rest came to a
rest with his head under the right
rear wheel of the boat trailer.
Mr. Dock died at the scene.
He had been wearing a helmet at
the time of the mishap.
Trooper Timothy Cramer was
the crash investigator; Cpl. Allen
Williams is the homicide investi-
gator handling the case.
This was the second traffic fa-
tality in Hendry County this year.
The first, also a bicyclist, died
Feb. 2 in a crash on Bryan Ave.
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Wednesday evening "connection
These worship connections
are intended to help people put
God's truth into everyday prac-
tice. There are nine such groups
that bring people of like-interests
together including race car en-
thusiasts, those in need of family
finance education, Bible study,
one called "Really Bad Girls of
the Bible" and one that chooses
a Scripture to discuss at each ses-
Some 140 people are wor-
shipping at Healing Waters on
Sunday with 50-70 taking part in
the Wednesday night connection
It's all very casual, very laid
back. When you come to Healing
Waters expect contemporary mu-
sic and multi-media visuals while
Pastor Gorforth's sermons relate
to real things that happen illness,
Living their faith, members
of Healing Waters are providing
breakfast for the homeless on
Monday mornings at the United
Way House, 117 Fort Thomp-
son Ave., cooked by Judy Batton
along with about ten volunteers.
The people are also given a gro-
cery bag of nonperishable food
for the week.
Again, at Healing Waters be-
liefs make a direct impact on what
they do. Members see each other
as church family using their gifts
and talents to make everyone's
WEST PALM BEACH For
thousands of grass carp making
an overnight move to South Flori-
da this week, the relocation offers
a promising future-access to a
lifetime's worth of food in canals
along Florida's lower east coast
maintained by the South Florida
Water Mahagement District (SF-
The sterile fish do not breed,
so instead they can focus all their
energies on eating hydrilla, a rap-
idly growing invasive plant that
slows water flow and can clog
structures in SFWMD canals that
must be -kept clear for effective
District scientists were on site
today to oversee the introduction
of 10,000 grass carp into the North
New River.Canal in Fort Lauder-
dale as part of a day-long stocking
trip to release 19,500 hydrilla-eat-
ing fish into area canals.
"Biological control agents,
like these grass carp, are an im-
portant part of the District's work
to further environmental restora-
tion," said Carol Wehle, SFWMD
Executive Director. "Invasive spe-
cies must be controlled to give
Florida's plant and animal life a
chance to reclaim their native
territory throughout the historic
Since hydrilla was first intro-
duced as an ornamental aquari-
um plant in the 1950s, the rapidly
proliferating plant has invaded
most of Florida's ponds, rivers
and waterways. The plant can
grow in underwater stands or sur-
face mats and is easily transferred
The church has no member-
ship role. You won't be asked to
"sign up" your only commitment
is to God, Pastor Goforth said.
Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;
youth church is at 5 p.m. Sunday
Two elders, Billy and Jennifer
Griffin, are responsible for the
middle and high school groups.
At Healing Waters the beliefs
are the same as any other Chris-
tian church there is only one
God. The difference, Pastor Go-
forth said, is in how they react to
that one God.
"Our priorities are not just in
right beliefs but right actions as
well." he adds.
In ten years Pastor Goforth
would like Healing Waters to
have a building similar to a strip
mall a non-threatening place
where all the space is utilized to
meet the needs of the community
- an education center, places to
meet physical and spiritual needs,
a place for youth and teens to
gather safely for fun and worship.
The goal is to build a non-
threatening place to learn and
then put that learning into action
to help others.
He said he wants to break the
mold of Christian churches put
less emphasis on the "rules" of
Christianity and more on living a
Christianity is not a religion but
a way of life that is very genuine,
very real, according to Pastor Go-
forth. The idea at Healing Waters
is to get rid of the trappings of reli-
gion that can get in the way of the
real Christian truth.
by boat traffic. To combat hy-
drilla, the District has been stock-
ing its canals with grass carp for
nine years as part of a successful
bio-control program that helps to
reduce the need for more expen-
sive chemical treatments. This
year, the District will invest about
$150,000 to purchase 51,000
grass carp to stock canals from
Fort Lauderdale to Homestead.
In contrast, a single herbicide
treatment in the North New River
Canal would cost $230,000 and
provide only short-term hydrilla
This grass carp species, native
to Asia, is farm-raised in Arkansas.
When the fish are about 10 inches
long, they are shipped overnight
for placement in canals in ac-
cordance with a permit from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission. The carp are
triploid, meaning that they have a
third strand of DNA to make them
sterile and prevent reproduction.
Before shipping, each carp is test-
ed and certified sterile by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. The fish
can live for up to 10 years in the
It takes about six months
for introduced carp to establish
themselves in South Florida's wa-
terways, and within six months,
scientists can see the benefits
of the carp's healthy appetite in
cleaner, less clogged canals.
For more information about
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the State of Florida's gold, silver
and bronze certificates for work
skills. Using three one-hour as-
sessments, determine your skill
level in the areas of math, reading
and locating information gold is
the highest level. Upon comple-
tion of these tests, scores are re-
corded online and forwarded to
the Governor for a certificate. The
certificates are then sent back to
testing sites for students to pick
up. Each certificate lists the skills
tested. A job seeker can then pro-
vide a copy of their certificate to a
The program is free and in-
cludes courseware to build skills
to a higher lever. Testing begins
Monday, March 24, at the Im-
mokalee Technical Center at
Bethune Education Center, 614
South Fifth Street, Immokalee
and the Farmworker Jobs and
Education Program, located at
Children and Families on Cow-
boy Way in LaBelle. Don't wait
until the last minute, registration
is now under way.
To learn more, please contact
Nancy lacovone at the Immo-
kalee Technical Center at 239-
658-7065, or Maribel Perez at the
Farmworker Jobs and Education
Program in LaBelle at'863-612-
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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
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On their way
LaBelle Operations Transport Drivers Allison Balmer and
Sherri Machado do two jobs as they set up signs for the
road closures and took time out of their day to play dum-
mies in the parade.
By Pudge Lehman
To make a disposal funnel just
cut off the top of a clean, large
soda bottle or a small water bot-
tle, depending on what size you
Every time you use your can
opener it needs to be washed.
There are particles of food left
on the blade. Scrub it with the
toothbrush you keep at the sink
for scrubbing forks. When it's
good and dry you can spray it
with cooking spray to lubricate it
Line your fruit and vegetable
drawers with paper towels. Pro-
duce will last longer and if any-
thing gets weepy the paper tow-
els will absorb it.
That old sayin', "You know
dinner is ready when the smoke
alarm goes off is so true when I
cook. When your dinner is stuck
to the bottom of the pot, dump
a handful of baking soda in and
fill the pot half full of water. Boil
for five minutes or so and let cool.
Most things will lift right off the
bottom. Trust me, I'm an expert
Baking soda on a sponge or
cloth will clean coffee and tea
stains from your cups amazing
Thought fer the week: Keep
your temper--no one else wants
Letters to the Editor
The "WORD" is out
Albert Einstein is credited with
saying that "there are two ways
to live your life: One is as though
nothing is a miracle. The other is
as if everything is a miracle."
Whichever may be your
choice of lifestyle, I think the
miracle of birth can and does
stand up to any challenge as
to its miracle qualities. Anyone
who has been blessed enough
to produce a child and witness
it's maturing, can and should tes-
tify to its miracle classification in
an unabashed way. I remember
when, once I got used to the idea
that my parents were expecting
a child when they got me, I ac-
cepted the challenge of proving
to them that I was not a lost "la-
bor of love."
Born in the throes of the
Great Depression, my childhood
memories are not of being poor,
which we were, but rather that
everyone we knew was just like
us. Whatever and however they
managed through this period, I
was only to learn about and truly
appreciate only after I became a
parent. Whatever material things
we might have lacked they made
up for by providing an abun-
dance of love and commitment
that have to this day been a sta-
bilizing force in any successes or
accomplishments I might have
Many of you have commented
on my proclivity for using words
of, in some cases, exceptionally
extended in longitudinal struc-
ture and substance. Well, or as
President Reagan would say,
"WELL, now that you have ex-
pressed, what I consider a valid
issue, I would like to take a few
minutes to discuss, what, after
some review I believe my word
"longevity" might stem from.
One of my daughters-in-law
put it all in perspective one day
when after listening to one of
my,lengthy responses to a short
question stated the following.
"Bill, you are the kind of person,
who if asked the time of day,
would tell them how to build
a clock." She is still one of my
favorites, and from that day for-
ward, I had, for the first time a
better understanding of what
makes me "tick."
Getting back to "lengthy
words", I did some research and
found out that there is a com-
pany whose only destiny in life
is to define and name any and
all known or discovered pho-
bias, and "word length" is one of
They have named it "Hip-
phobia", which is defined as "A
persistent, abnormal, and unwar-
ranted fear of long words." For a
fee, the research company has
a program whereby they assure
you that properly supervised and
implemented, cures in the range
of 85 to 90 percent have been
Once I had discovered that
the "lengthy word" phobia had
been identified, I set about look-
ing for other phobias that seem
to abound in increasing prepon-
deranice in today's hectic life-
styles and endeavors, and here
are a few for your edification and
There seems to be a phobiatic
aura attached to the confusion
and controversy being put forth
as meaningful "change" by the
politicians trampling the truth on
their way to the "Golden Arches"
of the political "Holy Grail", the
Presidency. Phobias that apply
Fear of politicians is: po-
liticophobia. Fear of clowns is:
coulrophobia. Fear of words is
: verbophobia. Fear of work is:
ergophobia. Fear of writing is:
graphophobia, and fear of law-
yers is: litsuphobia. These few
that I have listed are exclusively
my best analysis of what the
current, continuing political pro-
cess has driven people to detach
themselves from the electoral
process, choosing to not vote as
they sink deeper into complete
These listed phobias are just
a few of the thousands that exist
in the phobia littered landscape
of our lives, and I am sure that
future historians will duly note
their proliferation and the re-
sultant consequences of such
Sa phobia driven society, as we
collectively struggle to establish
our God given "Birth rights" or
T. W. Bill Neville
Hendry County Citizen &
To my friends
This is our first year having a
team in Labelle's Relay for Life.
I want to thank all of the people
that were so kind to help with
our team. You all worked so hard
and we really came together. I
am sure that next year we will
be stronger and for many more
years to come.
I lost my daughter to cancer
at the age of thirteen. Being in-
volved in the Relay for Life was
one of the hardest but most re-
warding things I have ever done.
It has taken me many years to
step out and fight back against
this disease that claimed the life
of my daughter. I could not face
the pain and I was afraid the
shed the tears. But the people
that were at Relay for Life were
so helpful and giving and their
kindness touched ;me. I was
surprised when recently, I was at
Winn Dixie raising money for the
Relay and a woman passed by
us and said "I don't like people
that beg for money". My team-
mate and I looked at each other
and were not sure what to say.
At first, I thought I was doing
something wrong. After Saturday
night, I know what we were do-
ing was 100 percent right. In fact,
my name is Deborah Tolar and I
would like to invite that women
to be on my team next year. I for-
give her and I pray that she could
feel the feeling of being a part of
something truly miraculous as
a small town like Labelle who
came together in a "big" way to
fight a disease that has affected
us all. We should not let anything
or anyone stop us or make us
feel bad about raising money to
find a cure for cancer.
I have written a book titled
"Paint my Black all over." It is the
story of what happened in my
life and my daughter, Heathers.
When we rode out this terrible
storm together, it was the family
of LaBelle that helped then and
I am proud to say they are still
helping and blessing me today.
Our loving community of LaBelle
and the amazing people involved
in the Relay for Life might just
make the difference in finding a
cure for this disease. This book
in on sale and all of the proceeds
will go to the American Cancer
Society. If anyone is interested
please contact me at 863-673-
0894 or 863-675-3822. The cost
of the book is $30.
I want to say something about
the young kids of this community
that helped with the Relay 4 Life.
How AMAZING you are. There
were so many of you out there
and you should give yourselves a
hand. My team could not have
done it without you and I know
many others feel the same. I saw
so many kids/teenagers singing,
walking, dancing, working, hoo-
la-hooping, cleaning and more.
Thank you so much from the
bottom of my heart. You are the
future heroes of our next genera-
Our town of LaBelle made
this of Cancer:
A All Together
N Never say Never
R Room for everyone to
Finally, I would like to thank
all the people that donated and
helped with my team "Country
Peddler." We proudly won the.
Most Spirited award this year.
Anyone who would like to get
involved, please ,come join our
team for next year.
Because they care, the fol-
lowing businesses donated to
my team: Forrey's Grill, Hun-
gry Howies, LaBelle Florist, Ace
Hardware, Pretty-n-Pink, Country
Peddler, Rib City, Rodeo Bar-n-
Grill, Flora & Ella's, Winn Dixie,
U-Save, Save A lot.
A special thank you to all of
the people in the cars at the 4-
way stops and to those who
dropped money in out bucket
at Winn Dixie. We love you and
thank you all.
Gardeners to meet
Greater LaBelle Garden Club
will meet Monday, March 24, at 7
p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Cen-
ter. The guest speaker this month
will be Mr. Curt Sinclair who has
the Exotic Hibiscus company in
LaBelle. Mr. Sinclair will also in-
clude live butterflies and discuss
both the butterflies and the exot-
ie hibiscus most of the hibiscus
he has created the hybrids and
has patents on them! Everyone is
welcome to attend the meeting.
Please invite guests, too. If you
have plants, cuttings or seeds for
a plant exchange, it always adds
to the fun. Light refreshments.
For more information, call Nikki
at 239-564-2005 or Terri at 675-
Come to barbecue
LaBelle Revival Center, 3520
CR 78, is having a barbecue
March 15 beginning at 2 p.m. -
fun, food and games for all ages.
All are welcome. If you have any
questions please call Pastor Les-
ter Grant at 234-4220 or Ginger
Marinell at 234-1377.
Annual plant sale
The Alva Garden Club is
holding its Annual Plant Sale,
Bake Sale, drawing and Chinese
Auction on Saturday, March 15.
The event will be held at the
Alva Museum, 21420 East Pearl
Street, Alva. For information or
directions, please call: (239) 728-
6402 or (239) 728-3180."
Car Club Monthly
The South Central Florida Car
Club monthly Cruise-In will be
held Wednesday, March 19, 6-
8 p.m. at Popeye's Chicken, SR
80W, LaBelle. We welcome all
automobile enthusiasts. Bring
your ride, your family and friends
and come join us. No car? No
Problem. You don't need a car to
appreciate fine automobiles.
Property Appraiser's Office
Closed Friday March 21st.
closed March 21
Kristina A. Kulpa would like
to announce that her office will
be closed on Friday, March 21.
The office will reopen with regu-
lar hours, 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m, on
Monday March 24.
Win an IPOD!
Family Eye Care is selling.
chance drawing tickets for a 30GB
Apple IPOD. All proceeds benefit
the American Cancer Society's
2008 Relay For Life in LaBelle.
Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10.
Winning name will be chosen
and announced at the March
2008 Relay for Life, Please stop
by Family Eye Care at 100 N Main
Street to purchase your tickets
from any staff member. For more
info call (863) 675-0761.
Are you an unheralded master
of Sudoku puzzles? Would you
be at all interested in testing your
skill against other local Sudoku
enthusiasts in a real tournament
complete with cash prizes, and
trophies? The staff of the Hendry-
Glades Behavioral Health Center
will plan and produce a Sudoku
tournament for local players.
if there is sufficient interest.
We need a minimum of 100
contestants in order to effectively
plan the event. The more the
merrier. Call today and give us
your name and phone number. If
enough players.show an interest,
we will contact each of you and
confirm the time and place for
our tournament. All proceeds
will benefit the Hendry-Glades
Mental Health Clinic's mortgage
fund raising effort. Call (863) 983-
1423 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5
p.m.) to confirm your interest.
Please contact Terri Lazar,
(863) 675-2392, if your orga-
nization would be interested
in scheduling a two week to a
month period of time in the Hen-
dry County Courthouse entrance
Help feed the hungry
Florida Community Bank
is partnering with the Hendry-
Glades Homeless Coalition to
collect food for the homeless.
Please drop off food items
any time during the month of
February in the lobby at Florida
Community Bank, LaBelle
Branch, located at 155 N Bridge
Street. Suggested items include:
canned items with pop tops
(fruit, meats, soups; foil-peel tops
(fruit, applesauce, puddings);
energy bars or Pop Tarts; bottled
water; peanut butter; crackers in
sealed packages; plastic forks,
Contact Susan Vaughan
at Florida Community Bank
for additional information:
(863) 675-1313 or sconley@
sought for reunion
The LaBelle High School
'Class of 1973' is searching for
these Classmates. If you know
where they are or their married
names, please contact Judy
Smith Fuller at (863) 675-2931
leave message or e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. This is
for the upcoming Class Reunion
set for June 21 and 22. Wayne
Wilson, Keitha Johnson Smith,
Debra Ballard Harn, Renee
Karlson, Elizabeth (Betty) Garcia
Anyone interested in coaching
football or cheerleading for the
next Pop Warner season is urged
to attend the next booster club
meeting on March 13 at 7 p.m. at
the LaBelle Recreation Building
on Cowboy Way.
CCS to hold barbecue
Community Christian School
will be having their annual
barbecue. The event will take
place at Barron Park on March
14. It will be held from 4 until 7
The dinner includes pork
steak, green beans, baked potato,
sweet tea and dessert. Each ticket
is seven dollars: Students are
selling tickets, or you may stop
by the office to purchase some.
One hundred dollars of the
proceeds will be given to the
C.C.S family that sells the most
tickets and one hundred dollars
will go to the teacher or staff
member who sells the most
Volunteers sought for
Port LaBelle Unit 4
Homeowners interested in
participating in the Community
Watch program are asked to
please contact the office for more
information at (863) 675-4168.
Helping Hand Ministries of
Moore Haven, on Fourth Street
in Moore Haven, is asking the
public to donate good, useable
household items. All items will
be used to raise donations to
help for expenses of church. Just
drop them off Saturday from 9
Come to yard sale
Come to the yard sale at the
Church of God of Prophecy in
Moore Haven, on the corner of
E St. on Saturdays beginning at 9
a.m. Come and see what you can
carry away for a donation, this is
to help with the church expenses.
For information call (863) 612-
0640 or (863) 983-8012.
Christian men gather
Reverend L. W. Howard
invites the men of LaBelle to
attend this months meeting of,
"The Gathering of Christian Men
of LaBelle" Monday evening
March 17th at 7:00 p.m. At his
church Community Harvest
Worship Center on Orange
Street across from the Rodeo
Ground. Pastor Frank Deery
will be sharing with the men
this month. The Community
Christian Men's group meets at
different churches each month
to promote Christian unity and
fellowship. The Community
Christian Men's group meets this
month at Community Harvest
Worship Center on Orange Street
across from the Rodeo Ground. A
dinner is provided by for all that
attend. And a free will offering is
received. Every man is welcome
to this trans-denominational
community men's gathering.
Contact Dave Alexander 1-239-
340-1575 for more information.
Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group
will meet at Don's Steak House
on March 20 at 11:30 a.m. for
lunch. All widows are welcome.
Plan for Earth Day
Earth Day 2008 will be
celebrated Saturday, April 26, at
the LaBelle Nature tPark/Hendry
House between 10 a.m. and 2
p.m. There are currently eight
participates and there is plenty
of room for more. If you would
like to celebrate Earth Day or set
up a. display, please contact the
Recreation Office at (863) 675-
You don't have to hurt
Are you angry? Who is really
hurting the person you're angry
at, or you? We all deal with hurts
and ills depression, illness,
abuse (substance or otherwise).
A gathering for a little talk, some
question and answer time, coffee,
might help. Check out "Move on
- Into Reality" at Good Shepherd
Church on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
No admission, no pressure, all
for the elderly
"Elder Update" is free to elder
Floridians and provides lots of
good safety and preparedness
etc). Elders can subscribe by
sending their name, business/
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Sediment removal to enhance water quality at constructed wetland
West Palm Beach, FL The
Governing Board of the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) approved $1.8
million in funding for mainte-
nance dredging at Stormwater
Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) in
Hendry County. By removing
excess sediments, the effort will
enhance water quality and over-
all performance of the construct-
ed treatment wetland, which
contains nearly 6,200 acres of
treatment area to remove phos-
phorus and other nutrients from
water before it enters the famed
STA-5, one of six treatment
wetlands across the Everglades
Agricultural Area south of Lake
Okeechobee, was built to im-
prove the quality, timing and
distribution of water entering the
northwest portion of the rem-
nant Everglades known as Water
Conservation Area 3A. From May
2006 through April 2007 (known
as Water Year 2007), the natural
treatment facility successfully
retained 8.8 metric tons-of phos-
phorus. Together with best farm-
ing practices, the District's 52,000
acres of STAs have prevented
more than 2,700 metric tons of
phosphorus from entering the
Everglades since 1994.
"Maintenance activities in and
around the STAs are essential to
the District's mission of environ-
mental restoration," said SFW-
MD Governing Board Chairman
Eric Buermann. "Even low-pro-
file projects such as sediment re-
moval are needed to sustain our
success in improving Everglades
have built up over the years
along the bottom of conveyance
routes that direct water into the
STA for treatment, including the
L-3 Borrow Canal, upstream of
STA-5 inflow structures and the
spreader canals within STA-5.
Removing these accumulated
sediments will keep the STA
functioning well and allow the
wetland to continue improving
the quality of water flowing into
The maintenance work in-
volves dredging two miles of the
L-3 Borrow Canal and 4.2 miles
of spreader canals. The dredged
material will be disposed of with-
in STA-5 in an area adjacent to
the L-3 Levee, but outside of the
STA's treatment cells.
Throughout the Everglades
Agricultural Area, water qual-
ity improvements are being
achieved through a commitment
by the State of Florida and the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, which have invest-
ed $1.8 billion for this effort. An-
other $250 million is committed
to improving Lake Okeechobee
and the Northern Everglades,
which will further enhance water
quality throughout the entire Ev-
In addition to the role of STAs
in water quality improvements,
treatment wetlands also offer
unique recreational opportuni-
ties for residents and tourists
alike. The wetlands particularly
at STA-5 provide ideal habitat for tion. STA-5 also is ideal for bird
migratory waterfowl and are of- watching, with seasonal tours
ten ranked among the best wa- provided by the Hendry-Glades
terfowl hunting sites in the na- Audubon Society.
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Federico Garcia Veracruz,
49, was arrested March 8 and
charged, with nonmoving traffic
violation driving with a suspend-
ed license third or subsequent
offense. Deputy S. Reed was ar-
Miguel Arrellano, 27, was ar-
rested and charged on a warrant
for failure to appear: felony of-
fense. Corrections Officer kelvin
Robinson was arresting officer.
A juvenile was arrested March
6 and charged with selling drugs
within 200 feet of a college or
public park, steroids schedule III,
possession of marijuana over 20
grams or controlled substance
without a prescription and pos-
session/use of narcotic equip-
ment. Deputy J., Poole was arrest-
Tommy Johnson, 20, was ar-
rested March 6 and charged with
selling drugs within 200 feet of a
college or public park, steroids
schedule III, possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams or controlled
substance without a prescription
and possession/use of narcotic
equipment. Deputy J. Poole was
Pearl Lee Smith, 41, was ar-
rested March 6 and charged with
possession of cocaine. Deputy J.
Smith was arresting officer.
Christopher Marquardo, 31,
was arrested March 6 and charged
as a fugitive from justice from Lee
County. Deputy M. Home was ar-
F resting officer.
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested March 5 and charged with
VOP: child/community control/
home detention after care super-
vision. Sgt. Barbara Brown was
A 10-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested March 5 and charged with
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell within 1,000 feet
of a school or child care facility.
Deputy Ty Marshall was arresting
Shelton Ray Dunlap, 29, was
arrested and charged with bur-
glary with assault or battery
and larceny grand over $1,000.
Deputy B: White was arresting
Terry Jerome Brooks was ar-
rested March 8 and charged with
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell within 1,000 feet of a place
of worship, business or school.
Deputy Josh Woods was arrest-
Alaro Jose Vazquez, 41, was
arrested Feb. 27 and charged with,
possession of cocaine. Deputy R.
Archer was arresting officer.
Miguel Arrellano, 27, was ar-
rested March 7 and charged on
a warrant for failure to appear
- felony offense. Officer Kelvin
Robinson was arresting officer.
Kerry Bahari Moseley, 23, was
arrested March 6 and charged
with violation of probation: fel-
ony or community control. Cor-
rections Officer Pam Capling was
A juvenile was arrested March
6 and charged with violation of
probation: child community con-
trol home detention after care
supervision. Sgt. Barbara Brown
was arresting officer.
Terry Lee Wimberly, 45, was
arrested March 5 and charged
with failure to appear; felony of-
fense. Corrections Officer Pam
Capling was arresting officer.
Justin Ray Shaffer, 21, was ar-
rested March 5 and charged on
a warrant for violation of proba-
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trol. Deputy Bonnie Weaver was
Carlie Nolan Mancil, 56, was
arrested March 5 and charged on
a warrant for violation of proba-
tion: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy Bonnie Weaver was
Nick R. Jumper, 20, was arrest-
ed and charged on a warrant as a
fugitive from justice from Hillsbur-
rough County VOP: DUI. Deputy
J. Perez was arresting officer.
Dwayne Lee Morgan, 20, was
arrested and charged with dam-
aging property- criminal mischief
between $200-$1,000, burglary of
a structure, conveyance unarmed
without a person inside, and lar-
James Michael Gronberg, 22,
was arrested and charged with
burglary with assault/battery and
larceny grand first degree over
$1,000. Deputy B. White was ar-
A 14-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested March 3 and charged with
battery on an elected official or
education employee. Deputy J.
Clark was arresting officer.
Keoishi Shawntane Evoda.
Jones, 28, was arrested March 3
and charged with VOP: felony or
community control. Corrections
Officer M. Powell was arresting
This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed
here and who is later found
not guilty or has the charges
against them dropped, is wel-
come to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the infor-
mation and print it.
ualoosa uelle/Pray urani
The princess and the cowboy it was 2008 SCF Princess
Kayleigh Woodard walking a lap with James Lopez at the
March 8 Relay for Life fundraiser.
$500 CASH REWARD OFFERED
For information leading to the recovery of
a 2007 Polaris Predator 90 that was
taken from a ranch in Muse last Tuesday.
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SAVE YOUR VISION MONTH: HEALTHY VISION AT THE COMPUTER
People who sit in front of a computer for long periods of time often encounter a variety
of uncomfortable symptoms. Headaches, neck strain, backaches and wrist pain are com-
mon, but, sadly, the most prevalent symptoms of prolonged computer use-eye strain,
blurred vision and dry eye-are often overlooked. In fact, eye and vision problems are the
most frequently reported health care problems among computer users.
TIPS FOR HEALTHY, COMFORTABLE VISION AT THE COMPUTER
While decreasing time spent at a computer may not be an option, there are ways to max-
imize healthy vision for comfortable use of the computer.
Have a regular comprehensive eye exam to ensure your eyes are healthy and
that you have the correct eyeglass or contact lens prescription (if necessary).
Be certain to tell your optometrist about the computer work you do.
Wear glasses that are specifically designed to function comfortably at the com-
puter. The lenses you wear for day-to-day activities may not be the best for
working at the computer.
Rest the eyes
Use a humidifier
Instill artificial tears
After you have had a comprehensive eye examination, there are a number of things that
you can do to arrange.and use the elements of your workstation to eliminate or minimize
WORKSTATION SETUP FOR COMFORTABLE COMPUTER USE
Feet should be flat on the floor (or on a slightly angled foot rest) with knees
bent close to or greater than 90 degrees.
Chair seat should support the legs without excessive pressure on the back of
The hack should be snug against the scat to fit your spinal contour. Thigh-to-
trunk angle should be 90 degrees or greater.
Wrists and hands should extend nearly straight from the elbow to the home
row of the keyboard.
A commonly preferred work surface height for keyboard use is about 26" as
opposed to the conventional 29" of most tables or desks.
*Place the monitor 20" 26" from your eyes, depending on the size of the mon-
itor and individual vision conditions.
The monitor and keyboard should be straight lead.
Keep the monitor free of fingerprints and dust. Both can reduce clarity.
Place document holders close to the screen within the same viewing dis-
tance.. Keep the keyboard and monitor in line.
Adjust the keyboard tilt angle so that wrists are straight.
HEALTHY COMPUTER USE
Although the visual system faces considerable challenges when using a computer, most
issues can he solved. Remember that problems with the use of the computer cause need-
less discomfort and may rob productivity. feeding lhe stggestismis made here along with
those made by you r doctor of optometry, will enabIc you to use your computer comfort-
ably and productively.
6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 13, 2008
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
At just 1 1/2 years old, Lit-
tle Aubrianna Briggs was
already cheering on the
survivors as they passed
doing their special lap at
Saturday's Relay for Life
Garwood "Bud" Fisher, age
64, of LaBelle, died on Feb. 18,
2008, at his home.
Survivors include: his com-
panion Veda Pierstorff of LaBelle;
daughter: Jami Wenzel and two
grandchildren: Blake and Britta-
ny, all of Jefferson City, Missouri;
and many friends.
Mr. Fisher was a past mem-
ber of the United States Marine
Corps, United States Team Rop-
ing Championship, National
Team Roping League, American
Professional Rodeo Association
and International Pro Rodeo As-
In lieu of flowers, donations
should be made to Hope Hos-
pice of Lee/Hendry County.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home of LaBelle.
Edward Lee Swindle
Edward Lee Swindle, age 73,
of Clewiston, passed away March
2, 2008 in Clewiston.
He was born Nov. 11, 1934,
in Clewiston to the late John C.
and the late Elizabeth Fredonia
(Haven) Swindle. He served in
_ the Army in Germany. He was
owner-operator of E. L. Swindle
Dragline Service and co-owner
of SWindle Brothers Paving. He
wasa member of Calvary Baptist
Church, B.P.O.E., V.F.W, Past-
President of Clewiston Jaycees.
Survivors include his wife:
Nancy(Etheridge) Swindle, sons:
David Swindle, West Palm Beach,
Allen Swindle(Lisa), Tallahassee,
Gary Yebba(Tabitha), Clewis-
ton, Ricky Yebba, Port Saint
Lucie, Scott Yebba(Doris), Hel-
ena, MT, two daughters: Tereasa
Flunker(Mike), Alachua, Shiela
Swindle, Key Largo, Brothers:
John L. Swindle(Bobbie), Clewis-
ton, Billy J. Swindle(Judy), Clew-
iston, Bobby G. Swindle(Sue),
Daphney, AL., Sister-in-law,
Yvonne H. Swindle, Clewiston,
Brother & Sister in Law, Bill &
LuGene Richter, Dunnellon,-and
He was preceded in death by
his parents and a brother Calvin
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Evan-
gel Assembly of God
Clewiston with Pastor Gary
Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clew-
Raymond A. Schell
Raymond A. Schell, age 81, of
LaBelle, passed away peacefully
at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral
March 9, 2008. He was born
Jan. 9, 1921 in Miami. Raymond
lived in Miami Springs for many
years where he was a mechanic
for Delta Airlines. He retired to
LaBelle thirty years ago. Ray was
active in the LaBelle Lions Club.
He was always ready to help fam-
ily and friends and will be greatly
He is survived by his
wife, Janie, three sons: Bruce,
wife Linda, grandson Matthew,'
and great-granddaughter Kara
Lynn, Charles, grandson Brian,
and granddaughter, Andrea and
Steven, fiance Nada and her chil-
dren, Ewald and Heidi.
A Memorial service will be
held Sat. March 15, 2008 at 11:00
am at Akin-Davis Funeral Home
in, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave., La-
Belle with Father Alan Kelmereit
officiating. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations
to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplo-
mat Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL
Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home La-
Ualoosa Belle/Patty srant
You'll never walk alone
Cancer survivor RJ Otero and his parents, Ricky and An-
gela, make their way around the track. RJ suffered from a
cancer called medullablastoma, a golf ball sized tumor at
the base of the brain. Successful surgery at All Children's
Hospital in September 2006 and follow up at Health Park
have put RJ on the way to recovery. Eight-year-old RJ has
been off chemotherapy for three months now and doing
very well. He will go back for an MRI every three months
for the next three years. The first grader is being home-
schooled, has good grades and is enjoying lots of time in
the clubhouse built last year just for him by Make A Wish.
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This 2BD/2BA home features a spacious living
room as well as a separate dining room. The lot has
beautiful trees and a separate workshop.
* $159,900 New 3BD/2Ba home with a split
floor plan. The master bathroom features a garden
tub and the kitchen has a morning room.
* 189,000 This 3BD/2BA home features cathe-
dral ceilings, carpet, and tile throughout, and has a
screened in front and back porch. Call today.
* $199,000 3BD/2BA home with 10' ceilings, a
breakfast counter, 5 ceiling fans, a security system,
a fenced in backyard, window treatments, split bed-
rooms, open floor plan, and much more. This is a
* $249,000 JUST REDUCED! Looking for a
home in the Gunnery and Buckingham area? This
is it!! This beautiful 3BD/2BA home also has a den
and a pool, and the 4 ft chain link fence is perfect
for your pets.
* $280,000 This 3BD/2BA home is situated close
to Santa Barbara Blvd. and Golden Gate Pklow so it
is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants,
medical and entertainment. This home is also with-
in 6 miles of'the beach!
$288,000 JUST REDUCED! Completely
remodeled 3BD/2BA home in the city on .45+/-
acres, with a detached 2 car garage, fenced back-
yard, landscaping & more. Call today.
* $925,000 Stunning views from this 2 story
riverfront home. This home features 3BD/2BA, spa
on the deck off the master suite and much more.
Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from your own deck.
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mobile located on 4 lots.
* Starting at $79,900 Please call about Moore
Haven Yacht Club models available & ready to
* $109,900 JUST REDUCED! Beautiful brand
new manufactured home with 3 spacious bed-
rooms and 2 bathrooms. A must see at this price in
a quiet North LaBelle area.
* $119,900 JUST REDUCED! Price Reduced
3BD/2BA Manufactured home on 1.88+/- acres in
Muse. Home features a split floor plan. The living
area has a fire place. Well and septic tank are new.
* $149,500 JUST REDUCED! This home is a
hidden treasure set on 2.3 acres with huge oak
trees. This home has a huge family room featuring
a beautiful fireplace, with 3BD/2.5BA. Home also
has an in ground swimming pool. Call today for
2 BEDROOMS AND 2 BATHS This is .ia acres
with Mobile hionie in ai vrI cc.ssiliec .l'rci lose to
Sit "8 and llw 29. $220,000. MIS#200-iT5W9-
* $168,900 Immaculate! Almost new 4BD/2BA
MH with many upgrades, just 2.5 yrs old. This
, home is across from the river & boat ramps. The
home features a split floor plan, crown molding in
the living & dining room, porcelain sinks & Moin
faucet's. There is also an attached carport &
* $240,000 JUST REDUCED! Looking for
peace and quiet? This 5+/- acres is for you! It fea-
tures a 3BD/2BA manufactured home with a split
floor plan and porches on 3. sides. There is a
detached I car garage. The property has oaks,
pines, a pond and is fenced.
* $775,000 Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre prop-
erty features a 3BD/3BA mobile home, pool, 2
barns, 2 sheds and much more!
$475,0ft 06 gmtiall This
27.59 +/- acre parceoffers great opportunity for an
investment. Call today for more information.
Port LaBelle Lots starting at $17,600 .
Montura Lots starting at $32,000
Moore Haven Lots starting at $17,900
Clewiston Lot $ 21,500
$395,000 Looking for a commercial building
located on SR29 in the city of LaBelle. Call today!
$349,900 Great 1,820+/- sq. ft., 2 unit office
building in the City of LaBelle. Owner will lease the
2nd unit. Call today for home information.
LA BEl.E S. SR 29 ON 2.76 ACRES Commercial and
iesidential vi ge a bonnus with this one! \\rkshop 20X60
plus home 6Bi) 3BA 3cair plus 28X50 3BD2BA. $245,000.
4 HDRM HOME ON 2 ACRES Mstier suite wih GREI T HIDEOUT FOR HUNTERS In the middle
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WHAT'S A "SHORT SALE"? 4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. Priced 8.8 +/- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY
GIVE US A CALL AND ONE OF OUR to sell $155,500 220i13Br/lBa CBS Home. $490,000.
ASSOCIATES CAN EXPLAIN! 2BR/2BA A-FRAME HOME on CR 78 12.03+/- ACRES Prime development
West of LaBelle. $176,900 location! 3Br/2Ba home and rental mobile.
HOMES UNDER S1 0.000 4BR/2BA HOME! Seller will contribute $750,000
SHORT SALE! 3Br/2Ba 2006 DW Mobile towards Buyers Closing Costs! Reduced WATERFRONT LOTS
Home-Make Offer! Reduced $85,000 $149,900 DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION-
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME on /2 acre. 2BR/1BA IN CITY LIMITS. Excellent Riverfront/ Oxbow lot w/dock $299,900
$89,900. condition. $169,500. SELLER MOTIVATED! Bring all offers!
iBR/2BA HOME IN THE CITY. 3BR/2BA HOME! Large Oaks and nicely GORGEOUS 1+/- ACRE RIVERFRONT!
$110.000. SOLD landscaped. Reduced $182,500 Price Reduced $295,000
2BR/2BA HOME on small lake. Price 3BR/2BA CBS HOME LAUREL OAKS ONE OF A KIND RIVERFRONT 12+/-
Reduced $95,000 needs TLC $199,000 O KN 40/ f r
SHORT SALE! 3Br/2Ba Manufactured nBRI2BA WELL MAINTAINED Acres w/dock plus 400+/- ft riverfrontage.
home on 1 Acre. $95,000 MOBILE HOME on 3 lots. $210,000 $2,200, 000
IBRI^BA FURNISHED VILLA in water- 3BR/2BA BEAUTIFUL HOME w/great LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!!!
front community! $99,500 kitchen and lots of cabinets. $234,900 Commercial zoned 3+/- acre peninsula
3/4 ACRE (6 LOTS) on comer of Hwy 78 iBR/2BA BRICK IN TOWN w/extra 700' river frontage. $3,300,000
and Commanchee 125' x 250' $99,900 buildable lot. $264,500 LOTS
SHORT SALE! 3Br/2Ba Home w/ ceramic 2BR/2BA CREEKFRONT HOME EXCELLENT PRICE! Residential
tile and screened porch $115,000 Pollywog Pointe Rd. Reduced $229,000 Homesite located in city limits! Reduced for
2BR/2BA HOME Owner Financing! 3BR/2.';BA CBS POOL HOME 2,000 +/- quick sale $28,500
Reduced.$121,200 sq. ft living area. $310,000 BEAUTIFUL 1/2 + AC HOMESITE near
2BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED HOME CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2.5BA in Caloosa Ft. Thompson and Riverview St.
w/screened lanai. $122,500 Harbor S/D w/wrap around porch and oak We have residential lots available!
4BR/2BA HOME Owner Anxious. covered yard. $325,000 Montura, Port LaBelle and
REDUCED $129,900 HOMES ON ACREAGE Horseshoe Acres. Call for details.
3BR/IBA CBS IN TOWN. Priced to sell! 2.29 +/- ACRES w/singlewide Mobile ACREAGE
Reduced $134,900 Home $120,000 2.29+/-ACRES $1
2BR2BA HOME w/large screened lanai. 2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME ON 1 ACRE 2.29 +/- ACRES $110,000
$135,900 Country Meadows $120,000 ;+/- ACRES Agi-Business! Hwy 29
SHORT SALE! Well maintained home! DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME on 2.5 Hendry Line. Reduced $652,500 Under
2Br/1.5Ba Home, large family room or 3rd acres! $134,500. Contract
bedroom, screened porch! Reduced 2., OAK COVERED ACRES w/4Br/2Ba Contract
$136,900 Doublewide Mobile home! $148,500 10+1- ACRES NEAR HWY 29 SOUTH
"BR/2BA HOME in Belmont S/D 6.5 ACRES! Muse Road w/3Br/2Ba mobile w/Steal Building. $425,000
$139,500 home. Reduced $150,000 COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL
3DBR/2BA MH w/large master suite and 4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5 +/- Acres, COMMERCIAL BUILDING! Totally
many extras. $139,900 cleared w/fence and pond. $245,000 remodeled and great visibility. Zoned
tBR/2BA HOME w/screened porch & MANUFACTURED HOME on 4.3 Acres. Business $289,900
fenced back yard. Priced to sell! $139,900. Muse Road! $289,000 INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! Excellent
HOMES ABR/2BA HOME on 1.37+/- Acre! investment-opportunity 3 Steel buildings on
3BR/2BA HOME IN THE CITY!- Price Commercial Zoned, Hwy Frontage. 1.59 +/- acres w/ 277' frontage on Hwy 29.
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Tech school booth
The Education Center of Southwest Florida had an infor-
mation booth at the recent Chalo Nitka Parade and Festi-
val on March 1. Ongoing fundraiser efforts were taken to
parade goers with tasty pies for sale. The proceeds from
the pie sale will help to build a new tech school.
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Youth program teaches teens about their government
The Hendry County 4-H Leg-
islature Program provides an
opportunity for teens to have a
"learn by doing" experience in
state government in which pre-
pares youth to participate in Flori-
da 4-H Legislature.
When delegates participate
in Florida 4-H Legislature they
have an actual experience in all
three branches of Florida's gov-
ernment: Executive, Legislative,
and Judicial. Florida 4-H laws are
considered and passed or vetoed
in a model legislative session at
the Florida State Capitol in Tal-
lahassee the week of June 23 27.
The program is open to youth 14
years of age prior to Sept. 1, 2007.
During this five-day "mock" leg-
islative experience, 4-H'ers will
serve as Florida 4-H senators, rep-
resentatives, lobbyists, reporters,
Lt. Governor or Governor.
Lobbyists will also have the op-
portunity to serve as a page and/
or experience being a Supreme
Court Justice, lawyer or juror.
The purpose of this program
is to provide experience that pre-
pares 4-H members for leader-
ship in the American democratic
process. Each participant learns,
practices and defends the theory
and process of representing citi-
zens and making public policy.
If you are interested in this
event, please join the Hendry
County Citizenship /Leadership 4-
H Club on Tuesday, March 25, at 7
p.m., at the LaBelle 4-H Office.
It is very important to attend
this meeting due to the Florida 4-
H Legislature deadline occurring
on April 1. Transportation from
Clewiston, Pioneer and Felda will
be provided, but one must con-
tact Marlene at 863-674-4092 or
863-983-1598 on or before March
24, to arrange for transportation.
If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to contact
the 4-H office at 863-983-1598 or
History Channel to film lawnmower race
By Patty Brant
Looks like lawnmower racing
has a big future in LaBelle, with
what has been called the premier
Nasgrass course in the country.
The Hendry-LaBelle Motors-
ports Park, at the old BMX park at
1155 Pratt Blvd. has been leased
by the county to Nasgrass (North
American Society of Grass Racers
and Sod Slingers). Already two big
races there have drawn crowds
on Jan. 6 and Swamp Cabbage
Saturday, Feb. 23. Sid Whitside,
local president of Nasgrass, is
committed to making LaBelle the
home base for Nasgrass in Florida
and home of the national cham-
Next up a March 16 event. The
History Channel will be filming it
right here in LaBelle for a future
presentation. Looks like Sid and
his group are getting a big boost
on their way to making this the
Nasgrass capitol of the US. The
local club is affiliated with the US
Lawnmower Racing Association
(USLMRA) and members hope to
bring a national event here with
Lawnmower racing offers a
chance for all ages to challenge
themselves on the track, begin-
ning with 7-11 year olds (this cat-
egory is for stock mowers blades
are removed). There is a 12-16
year-old junior production and
ladies races, of course. Categories
go all the way up to 70 years of
age. Safety is always a priority.
The SCF Nasgrass fundraiser
brought in over $4,000 for Healthy
Start over the two-day weekend.
In LaBelle, gate and concession
monies always go to Healthy Start,
whose mission is to reduce infant
deaths and premature births and
to improve health outcomes for
young children. Healthy Start is a
not-for-profit 501C (3) organiza-
tion serving Collier, Glades, Hen-
dry and Lee Counties since 1992.
The group is also working on
bringing the USLMRA Stabil Na-
tional Lawnmower Racing Series
here on April 4 the first ever triple
header event in this series right
here in LaBelle.
Spectators are encouraged to
bring their lawn chairs and join
them for an afternoon of family
fun and excitement. There will
be three races per event and nine
classes of mowers. Racing begins
at 1 p.m. Spectator admission is
just $2 for adults; kids, 12 and un-
der free. All spectator proceeds
benefit Healthy Start.
For more information, go to:
You can contact Patty Brant
2029 N. Montana Circle
New CBS home in the beautiful Port LaBelle
Subdivision. This 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 car garage
with a family room and flex room is filled with features.
This home has upgraded tile and beautiful white
cabinets. Close to town and next to elementary school.
Split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, on acre lot with trees
and greenbelt, and more
Call for details 863-612-0551
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LAND CO .
180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Tribsh
Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker, W3yne
Simmons, Charlene Bowen
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den w/full bar, cen-
tral vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast
bar, cedar lined closets, office, solar system, elec-
tric drapes in den/living room, irrigation system,
security lights, paved circle driveway, dock &
ramp. 4 bay -garage w/bathroom & office.
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view
of the Caloosahatchee River. Features include
wood, tile & carpet flooring, plantation shutters,
lanai & large private boat dock w/lift. Community
clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp & tennis
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
BR/2BA w/boat dock, 12,000 lb boat lift, covered
boat house. This immaculate home has a den,
screened lanai, breakfast room, dining area,
pantry, Corian countertops, large walk-in clos-
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from the
Charming 4/2/2 older brick home in Caloosa Est.
w/open porch patio. Gorgeous riverfront w/boat
dock & lift. $475,000
Fish & play on the river all day without the burden of
riverfront taxes. In Caloosa Est., this 3/2 split floor plan
home is on over 1/2 ac on a navigable creek w/direct
access to the Caloosahatchee River. $319,000
240 ft of navigable creek front. River views,
access, and dock permit. Deed restricted com-
munity, .72 +/- ac. $399,900
.45 +/- ac cul-de-sac lot w/approx. 175 ft of water
frontage & tons of privacy. $149,900
'-rrif....ii velopment potential w/1561 ft of
n ..rn i, in Ortona. 3+/- ac commercial & 36 +/-
j, ,c-i.J,:roiul On site water/sewer plant current-
I c.p ,.in River Oaks S/D. Owner Financing
i'i' huni:..k, cypress and palmettos grace this
I r + j.: .v/ flowing creek. $1,100,000
i+ ,: in.:,ime producing citrus grove w/micro-
II ,ii ieji:iri Can be 80+split for endless possi-
ji ... ,n rvell maintained dirt road. Unlimited
r...,.r[ it $30,000/ac.
,. p. of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pas-
lu t ',:11 ..\ power on site. $995,000
Manageable orange grove in Ft Denaud off pri-
vate road. $850,000
20 ac of improved pasture w/ oaks, pines & a
watering hole. $525,000
20 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like setting located
in Muse. $460,000
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
20 +/- fenced acres south of LaBelle. 3 ponds and
2 outbuildings. Land is cleared. Zoned A-2, but
not classified as ag for tax purposes. $395,000
18.5 ac located off of Silverlake Rd. $359,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
20+/- ac in W Muse. $299,900
5 +/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M.
5+/- ac Felda...$170,000.
5 +/-ac, LaDeca $106,000 to $115,000.
2.5 to 5 +/- ac in Pioneer $39,900 to $129,000.
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $20,000 to
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 3.75 +/-
ac. parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from
$20,000 & up.
Rental Homes in Pt. LaBelle 3BR & 2 BR $750 -
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* 3BR/2B home located in the prestigious river
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2/1 DUPJE Moore Haven $550/M "
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $625/M
3/1 MLK IR.. BLVD. For Sale Also $650M
2/1 MAINSTAY Pt. LaBelle $700/M
BRYAN TOWNHOUSES $750/M
3/2/1 E. SUNFLOWER CIR $750/M
3/2/1 RYE CT Port LaBelle $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Pt. LaBelle $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN Muse- $800/M
3/2 FT. ADAMS AVE. For Sale Also $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Pt. LaBelle $850/M
3/2 HENDRY ISLES BLVD. $900/M
3/2/2 S. LAKEWOOD RD $950/M
3/2.5/3 ON RIVER- For Sale Also $2,000/M
quick sale. being sold as-is with right to inspect.
With a little bit of elbow grease and some imagina-
tion you can turn this into your dream home.
HANDYX home in Port
LaBelle. Only$ h
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on a
corner lot. Homes needs some work... but is
priced to sell. $34,500
********** MOBILE HOMES ********
Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxuri-
ous living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acres has it
all, from it spacious family room w/stone fireplace,
master suite w/ office, covered porch, and fencing
for horses. This one is a steal @ only $425,000
Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/-
acres is very well kept and former module home.
Features a warm comfortable living room w/ gas
fireplace, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.58+/- acres
on Evans Rd. This property features an additional
home site with a pad, septic and electric. You can
live in the existing home while you build or use it
as a rental. Only $195,000
Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufactured
home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen, stone fire-
place and plenty of yard. $155,000.
Want country living without the long drive to
the cit q uiet t ic l this
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CBS 4/2 In Belmont ... .$148,900 Duplex, 2006, CBS ...... $239,900
Riverfront, 5 acres .....$595,000 New MH on 1/2 acre .....$99,900
Heavy IndustrlcSOLD$239,000 New Mobile on 1 SOLD]111,000
Ft Denuad Home/2.6 ac .$999,000 3/3 In town ........... .$149,500
ing fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas sized
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in grow-
ing Montura, beautiful new 20063/2 manufactured
home with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for
occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
* Let's make a deal! You'll kick yourself later if you
don't take advantage of this GREAT DEAL! This 3
bedroom 2 bath home features built in cabinets,
large master bath, spacious kitchen, and plenty of
elbow room thru the rest of the house. Outside
you will find a fenced yard and storage shed.
* Home Sweet Home! Affordable, completely
remodeled 3BA/2B home in town close to schools,
restaurants, shopping, etc. Upgrades galore will
make you happy to be home! $80,000.
* Looking to invest in some income producing
property? Tired of renting and ready to own? This
2BR/1B home on .22 acre is the perfect answer!
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* Ii. I .i 1. ..' I I1 '. 74+/- acres of tranquil-
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Located in Ft. Deanaud Acres. Only $142,000.
* 2.5 acres on Case Rd. cleared and ready for your
dream home only $125,000.
* Beautiful 2.88 acres on Evans Rd. $95,900.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site
built home or manufactured. Only $80,000.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listingsl
********** LOTS **********
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $43,900. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********** COMMERCIAL **********
* Log Cabin BBQ "founded in 1980" is a well
established business in LaBelle. It will comfortably
seat 65 people, has a fully equipped kitchen with a
custom built smoker and drive thru window for
convenience. It is centrally located in LaBelle with
167+/- feet of frontage on SR80. Possible Seller
financing, call for terms. $549,000 REDUCED!
* Commercial Property located in the heart of
LaBel i ateri i at hous-
es onM Wb nl, ,tll U, ways
about it this is a great buy, rent them all or open
your own business. $400,000
* REDUCEDI Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The build-
ing has over 1800 square feet of office space and
has plenty of room for parking. The floorplan has
i,,. ,i,] 1:.. l-, i ,-I0-4 1. 1.-I .1 il ,,, ,)2 se p a-
II. r ni I ..I I, i In.. III, h .ll ,l l'b iOmlm on
lobby area. There is also an additional building that
would he ideal for a small private office. $398,900
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
per square foot.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town. $155,000.
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200 Acres w/3,000+/- ft. on Hwy 80. Will
divide. Owner financing.
173 Beautiful oak filled acres with nice
2/2 home. Fenced & cross fenced, cow
pens. Can be subdivided. 441 platted
lots. $3,400,000. Owner Anxious.
Very nice 3BR/2B brick home in
Riverbend Estates. Enjoy the large
screened patio or the peace & quite
under the beautiful oaks. Reduced
3BR/2BA home built in 2005. On large
corner lot. Owner anxious, price
reduced to $179,900.
61.25 acres. Improved pastures &
fenced. Only $11,000 per acre.
19 acre orange grove. Located in
Hendry Co. Reduced to $10,500 per
40 acre orange grove. Located in
Henry Co. Reduced to $10,500 per
10.63 acres high and dry. Fenced,
cleared, with creek and pond. Owner
To see Pictures &k Visual Tours of all Our
180+/- Listings of Homes, Property and Commercial/lndustrial Sites.
VACANT LAND home or cabin get-a-way. $250,000
* NO IMPACT FEES IN HENDRY COUNTY FOR Beautiful 20+/- acres Pasture mostly improved
200811IBeautiful 2.5+/- acres with good access in with nice trees especially on S 1/2; N 1/2 is mostly
Pioneer Plantation. $39,000, cleared. SW corner has a small scenic pond
* 5+/- acre parcel in Pioneer Plantation cheap (approx.1/4 acre) with island. $440,000
cheap cheap! $67,500 M 60 +/- ACRES FOR PASTURE, GROVE, FARMING, OR DEVEL-
* 2+/- acres mostly cleared with retention pond, OPMENTI Reduced to $630,000
driveway, house pad, new well & new septic RVERFRONT VACANT LAND
tank, all in place & fenced on 3 sides. $85,000 RIVERFRONT HIDEAWAY on .91+/- acre! Your own
* .59+/- buildable lot in town in a great neighbor- secluded spot. In town, yet hidden a Great
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* 7+/- acres just over the Hendry/Glades line on river views of LaBelle Bridge $395,000
MarshalField Rd. $160,000 OVER 1000' OF RIVER VIEW PROPERTY! 6.45+/- acres
* Beautiful wooded 5 acres in North Fort Myers. A being one of the few places on the river that you
great place for your own ranch in the country, but can have horses (1 horse per acre allowed).
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* Completely cleared & fenced, high & dry, easily Absolutely Stunning 1 +/- Acre Cleared Riverfront
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 13, 2008
Hendry County District
Schools Lunch Menu
Lunch menu for the week of
LaBelle area schools
Thursday, March 13: Tur-
key, ham and cheese sandwich,
lettuce, tomatoes and pickles,
baked nacho chips, spiced ap-
Friday, March 14: Manag-
Monday, March 17: Pep-
peroni pizza, tossed salad, ap-
Tuesday, March 18: Turkey,
ham, mac and cheese, broccoli,
diced peaches, dinner roll
Wednesday, March 19:
Turkey sandwich, lettuce, toma-
toe, pickles, banana split slush,
chicken noodle soup
Thursday, March 20: Spa-
ghetti, max stix, green beans,
Thursday, March 13: Ital-
ian dunkers, cheese toast, tossed
Friday, March 14: Manag-
Monday, March 17: Beef a
roni, tossed salad, peas and car-
rots, dinner roll
Tuesday, March 18: Shrimp
poppers, mac and cheese,
california blend, peanut butter
Wednesday, March 19: Tur-
key and noodles, green beans,
oranges, dinner roll
Thursday, March 20: Chick-
en sandwich, french fries, baked
beans, chocolate chip cookie.
The Big Cypress. National
Preserve Off-Road Vehicle
(ORV) Advisory Committee will
hold their second meeting on
Tuesday, March 18, beginning
at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will
be held at the Everglades City
Community Center, 205 Buck-
ner Avenue, Everglades City.
The meeting will be open to
the public, and time will be re-
served for public comment.
Written comments for Advi-
sory Committee consideration
may be sent to: Superinten-
dent, Big Cypress National Pre-
serve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East,
.Ochopee, FL 34141-1000, Attn:
ORV Advisory Committee.
For further information, in-
cluding the meeting agenda
and other pertinent read-ahead
material, go to http://parkplan-
ning.nps.gov and select ORV
Advisory Committee, or contact
Preserve staff at 239-695-1103.
Future meetings are sched-
uled for the following dates -
May 12; July 21; Sept. 23; Nov.
17. Future press releases will
be sent as meeting dates ap-
proach. Unless otherwise an-
nounced, meetings will be held
in the same location and at the
SThe ORV Advisory Commit-
tee was established pursuant to
the Preserve's 2000 Recreation-
al Off-road Vehicle Management
Plan and the Federal Advisory
Committee Act of 1972 to ex-
amine issues and make recom-
mendations regarding the man-
agement of ORVs within the
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El Centro Educacional Del
Suroeste de Florida celebr6
otra graduaci6n mas de entre-
namientos de construcci6n el
22 de febrero pasado con una
comida, entrega de los certifi-
cados y herramientas bdsicas a
los estudiqntes que lo lograron
Todos los graduados siguien-
tes viven en LaBelle. Donald
Harris, Andre Gonzalez, Saul
Gonzalez, Betty Williams y Mi-
chelle Brozio Waldron. Tambi6n
fueron reconocidos dos estudi-
antes que lograron la licencia
de manejar cami6n. Se estin
dando entrenamientos para
contratar gente en el proyecto
de la recuperaci6n del pantano.
Para mas informaci6n acerca
de los entrenamientos por favor
contactar a Sonny Hughes al
tel6fono 863- 675-6800 o visit
El Centro de Educaci6n local-
izado en La 29.
El Colegio Edison anunci6
que el Consejo Administrativo
de Educaci6n aprob6 las car-
reras de Enfermeria, Ciencias y
Educaci6n Primaria a nivel de
Bachillerato. La Carrera de Edu-
caci6n se va dar al comienzo
del 2009, la de Enfermerfa en
agosto del mismo afio. Tam-
biWn se van a dar cursos para
los que deseen ser profesores
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en La Secundaria de Matemiti-
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Desde reci6n nacidos hasta
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al nfimero (239) 989-7032 para
que tenga su sesi6n de foto-
grafia y asi pueda entrar al con-
curso done podrd ganar de $
500 a $5,000 en efectivo. Cada
resident local que gane va a
recibir $100 en un bono.
La caminata para celebrar la
vida de los que estAn presents
y la memorial de los que ya se
fueron por la enfermedad de
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cancer sera el 8 y 9 de marzo en
la Preparatoria de LaBelle. Los
sobrevivientes y cuidadores van
a caminar a las 5 p.m el sibado
y la ceremonia con las cande-
las sera a las 8 p.m. HabrA un
desayuno el domingo desde las
3 a.m hasta las 9 a.m. Todo el
mundo esta invitado a caminar
y disfrutar de la comida y entre-
tenimiento. Hay 23 equipos que
van a tener comida el sabado en
la noche. Este es un event para
celebrar la vida, honrar a todos
aquellos que han sobrevivido la
enfermedad, los familiares y en-
cargados que han cuidado a los
Dariel Rennolds, owner
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Licensed & Insured
Bush hogging, mowing/grading,
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For as little as $15.00
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For your next Gathering,
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located In the historic forrey
building downtown LaBelle
Meeting dates set for Big
Cypress off-road committee
C&B Fencing, Inc.
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Field, Wood, Chain Link & PVC
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Beauty Supplies 525
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Household Items 630
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Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER Central
Package Unit, w/heat, 3 ton
York, never installed, $1450
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $2000
or best offer. (863)763-3932
GOODMAN 31/2 ton, outside
1 pc. unit for trir or mobile
home, used 6 mos., $500.
DOLL 1855, Heinrich .Hand-
werck, 28", body & head
stamp- "Big 5", $1300.
PEDAL CAR FIRE TRUCK -
1950's, nice original. $250
CHEST FREEZER small,
works great, only $35.
MICROWAVE Brand new GE
Profile Spacemaker, black,
1.8cu ft, asking $250 or best
RANGE HOOD Maytag, Good
REFRIGERATOR 21cu ft, apt
size, fridge/freezer, good
STOVE electric, 20" & stain-
less steel kitchen sink, $120
will sell separately.
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WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
WASHER Maytag, works
good, $50. (772)971-9474
Neptune stackable unit, 1 yr
old, used maybe 15 times.
$650 neg (863)675-6904
WASHERS & DRYERS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
INDOOR GRILL Large George
Foreman, like new, great deal
for only $30 (863)763-8149
SHOWTIME ROTISSERIE -
With all extras, new, never
used, will sacrifice for $130
ROBIN SHED 12 x 24, elec-
tric ready, wood floor, 4 win-
dows, galvanized. $3000
LADIES CRUISER 6 spd.,
White paint, wide tires, com-
fortable seat. Great condi-
tion. $75 (863)447-0857
MAGNA 21 SPEED Women's
bike & car carrier rack. $50
GATES (2)- 12 ft & 8 ft, 6 rail,
like new, never used. $150
for both, (863)697-2032
Powerful deep cleaning
4 D truck mount system
Home Maintenance & Repairs too
20+ yrs. exp./Locally owned & Operated
RECLINER Lazy Boy, brown,
RECLINER / ROCKER Light
blue. La-Z-Boy. Good condi-
tion. $100 (863)763-5067
SOFA full size tan leather,
Good condition. $200 or
best offer. (863)801-4207
WALL UNIT Lights, holds 32"
TV, glass doors, book
shelves, good condition.
GOLF CART '06 E-Z Go shut-
tle, gas, 900 hrs, full wind-
shield, horn, all lights, runs
great. $3500 (856)297-7397
PAN ROOFING (62 Sheets)
10 Ft. 15F. Long. $395 for
all or will sell sep.
PLYWOOD 52 sheets, 3/4",
Form, Veneer 1 sided, free
oiled. $1500 or best offer.
SCREEN DOOR Aluminum,
32x80, good condition. $15
THERMAL PANE WINDOW -
46x48, 2 pane, tinted,
w/screen & marble sill,
WINDOWS (4) Aluminum,
very good cond, 1 30x27, 2
30x30, 1 45x40. $45 or will
sell sep (863)763-1997
BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
BABY SWING- Evenflo, Very
good condition. $30.00
CLOTHES, Baby Boy, 6-12
mos., Bath tub, bottle warm-
er, Graco car seat, $60 will
sell sep. (863)763-0959
GRACO STROLLER Great
condition. $50 or best offer.
(239)243-1588 for details.
GRACO STROLLER With in-
fant car seat. $40
PACK N PLAY Graco play-
pen, w/changing table &
bassinet, dark blue & white.
TODDLER BED With mat-
tress. $60 (863)763-6131
CLOTHES Ladies, Name
Brands, Size 3X, New w/
tags. Pants & Shirts. $50 for
, 5 pcs. (239)292-7509
LADIES CLOTHING New &
used, all sizes, excellent
condition. $200 will separ-
MATERNITY CLOTHES Multi-
ple items. $50 for all.
(239)243-1588 for details
MOTORCYCLE JACKET Bon
Jovi style, lined w/zip out,
size 54. $100 or best offer.
DREAMSICLES 36 in all.
$125 for all. (863)610-0020
ELVIS COLLECTION Many
Rare items, items from
$300 neg. (863)467-0627
COMPUTER Win 98 desk-
top, works fine, $80
LAPTOP Dell Insperion 6000,
Intel Pentium processor, 1.50
MHZ, 512 Ram. 80 GB H/D,
& more $450. 863-357-2863
MONITOR: KDS 19", CRT,
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
SCANNER: UMAX, Like" new!
Works w/ Pentium I & II
Mother board computers.
$35 (863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
ELEC FIREPLACE with heat,
used brick look, 22"W x 59"
L, plug in and enjoy, $150
FIREPLACE Brand new, with
heater insert. $200 or best
BANQUET TABLE with 4
chairs, solid wood, $125.
BEDROOM SET Queen head
& foot board, dresser, mirror
& 2 night stands $250
BEDROOM SUITE Queen
size, Good condition. $750
CAPTAINS CHAIRS (4) ma-
ple, $100. (863)675-0548
CHINA CABINET Large Drex-
el, walnut color, solid wood,
located in Loxahatchee.
$250 (561)793-9463 eves
COFFEE TABLE & 2 match-
ing end tables. Dark cherry in-
laid design, Hand carved legs
$150 (612)345-1484 Okee.
COFFEE TABLE Cherry, hi
gloss. $80 (863)467-0031
COFFEE TABLE Glass top
walnut, bottom shelf wicker,
55 L x 22 W x 15 H. $15
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Holds 30" TV, side cabinets,
.glass shelves w/llights, $65
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Large, Glass Doors, Many
Shelves. Pine color wood.
$50 neg. (863)763-8085
KING SIZE BED $100
PATIO TABLE End chairs,
bamboo & glass top. $45
condition w/cover. $275
ORGAN Hammond, good
condition. $50 or best offer.
RECORDER ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
ZEROX MACHINE Good con-
dition. $100 (863)398-4087
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
Many brands. Ping, etc.
Many good. $600 for all, will
GUN COLLECTION Rifles,
Shotguns, Hand Guns &
Knives, w/cases, $5,000 will
sell sep. (863)697-3214
PISTOL WALTHER Model
PPKS-1, 380 cal., S.S. 2
clips, 250 bullets. Like new.
REMINGTON 1100 12
gauge, never fired, new.
REMINGTON 11001H Rare
Ift handed, mint cond, gold
scroll, uses 2 3/4", w/case.
$750 neg (954)849-0941
RIFLE Argentine Mauser,
Sporterized, New 3X9 scope.
Very accurate, EC, Box of
shells. $250 (863)763-5120
SAVAGE MODEL 99 300
cal., Colt 1894 US Army,
Ruger Old Army, $1500 or
will sep (606)219-3890
AB LOUNGER SPORT Excel-
lent condition. $50 or best
EXERCISE BIKE $150. Call
after 5pm or leave message
TANNING BED Sunquest
16RS Wolff home system,
like new, 120 volt connect.
WELDER TOTAL WORK OUT -
Pulley system. Great condi-
tion. $125 or best offer.
WEIGHT BENCH SET Gold's
Gym Pro Series. $500. Call
after 5pm or Leave message
DIAMOND RING Ladies, 1.09
ct, S11, brand new, size 6.5,
beautiful, will sacrifice for
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. or best offer.
Portable Powerchair XtraLite
Jiffy, new condition. $1500
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for high paying Aviation,
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BUMPER PULL BOX CON-
TAINER Aluminum. $1200
COLVERT, Aluminum, 14 Ft.
Lohg, 18" Round. $60
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
GARBAGE CAN 32 gal. & 55
gal. both w/wheels. $50 for
both. Will separate.
JANICE IN PAHOKEE Come
get your glass table in La-
KITCHEN CABINETS never
installed, white base & wall,
glass doors; Ig. kit., $500 for
MOUNTED FISH Large
mouth bass, fair shape, 7.5
lbs. $35 (863)946-3123
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SKIDSTER Grapples, heavy
duty, like new, 66", fit any
other skidster. $1500
SUNQUEST 2OOOS 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy $100 or best
WOLFF TANNING BEDS As
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GUITAR Johnson, Acoustic /
Electric. $60 (863)763-5067
GUITAR Johnson, black,
used 3 mos., w/soft case &
amp, $250. (863)612-5201
GUITAR AMPLIFIER Fender,
Front man 212R. Excellent
AQUARIUM with fish, 2 fil-
ters, gravel, accessories,
BAND GAME HENS -(2) with
biddies, $30 for all
BLUE HEELER/COLLIE 1 yr
old female, great w/kids,
loves to play ball. $100 neg
(863)467-5906 after 5pm
CHIHUAHA PUP 4 mo. old
Female $280. Call Barb
(Days) (863)675-2541. La-
SHIH TZU Brown & white,
male, neutered, 7 mos old,
to good home only. $150
TUB Cast Iron, Antique, Claw
SEW MACH Singer,
portable, electric, $100 or
est offer. (863)467-9892
SEWING MACHINE Antique
Singer, foot pedal. $100 neg
SKATEBOARD RAMPS (2)
COMP AMP 1280 real good
shape, like brand new, pd
$800, sell for $400.
AC/DC TV WNCR, 9", Color
TV. Works great. Asking $50
Great for camper or van.
(863)357-6315 Okee. area
RCA 32", HDTV, Still under
GENERATOR Coleman Power
Mate, 4000 watt. Comm.
grade. Like new. $495/trade
for guns 863-763-5110
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $500
GENERATOR Onan Emerald I,
120v AC, Model #4.OBGE1
R/2611C, needs tune-up,
$150 firm. (863)675-4851
GENERATOR Portable, Cole-
man, 6250 watts. B & S. Used
LATHE Milling/Drilling ma-
chine combo, 40 ton press,
bolt & nut bin. $375 will sep-
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TOOL BOX Fiberglass, for
Pick-UpA-1 condition. $100
X-BOX 2 wireless controllers,
20 games, package deal,
VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$200 (863)634-9526 .
No Collection Too Small, Too
Big! Gold, Silver, Paper Mon-
ey, Not a Dealer, Coin Col-
lector, Honest, will meet on
your terms! Top Pay! Bob
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
HORSE HARNESS Single std
size, leather, for driving a
wagon, dk brown, never
used $200 (863)675-4098
DIXON CHOPPER 50" cut,
low hours, exc. cond.
$4,995. Call 863-763-4774
LEAF BLOWER Weed Eater,
Gas. $35 (863)763-6576
MOWER DECK for Snapper
riding mower, $50
PLASTIC POND With pump,
5 x 6. $75 (863)357-3633
ROTARY MOWER, Rhino, 6',
(863)228-0010 or to see
pictures go to:
WEED EATER Homelite, Gas.
Like new. $65
BOER GOATS good blood-
line, 6 nannies & 2 bucks &
2 kids, some w/papers,
Every Monday-12pm & every
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
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LABELLE 1/1, W/D, big
parking lot, 250 Howe Ave,
$650/mo. Avail immediately
LABELLE 2br, 1ba, screen
porch, Ig shed, patio area
w/picket fence, $650/mo,
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
app!, W/D,. laminate floors,
garage, handicap access.
1100 mo. (863)946-3333
PORT LABELLE 2br, 2ba
New flooring & appl., remod-
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apple. fee 239-218-2133
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a/c, shaded lot, no pets,
$525 mo. + $525 sec.,
lease, ref's. (863)675-2392
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460 Grant St
3 bedrooms 2 baths
Large family rm & garage
Big yard w/privacy fencing
Only $990 a mo: 1st, last &
1 me security required
Call Broker Owner
Move into your dream
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
Commercial Office Rental
$856 mo. 155 S. Main St.
ASHEVILLE, NC LAND BAR-
GAINS Up to 30% below ap-
p r a : i s a I
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large'
public lake nearby, $69,500
call now (866)789-8535.
North Carolina gated Lake-
front Community 150 miles
of Shoreline and great moun-
tain views call now
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Almost two acres of
beautiful land with breathtak-
ing views near The Smoky
Mtns., large trees and great
building site. Only $39,500.
Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAY!
(888)291-5253 or visit
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. inci tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. ncl. tax.
10'x0' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
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CLEWISTON '2006, 2100 sq
ft, 4br, 3ba Manufactured
home on 5 wooded ac in
Ladeca. Upgrd cabinet &
stainless apple. in Kit. Master
features Ig ba w/jucuzzi tub
& huge walk in closet. F/P in
Family rm. Lg util/mud rm.
Bring you animals & 4
wheelers A Steal @ $190K.
LABELLE: Near Courthouse
Rent $995 mo. w/Option to
buy or owner financing
considered. 3 Bdrm. 2 Ba.
Large rooms. Top Area!
Priced To Sell ASAP
Deal Directly with Owner.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
PORT LABELLE LOTS -
$1000 down, $155 per month,
FOR SALE/TRADE 60 acres
Southern Missouri Ozark,
Mtns, grass airstrip, 3,500
handyman house, low taxes,
will finance/divide/trade for S.
W. FL property. $875,000
Mobile HomeLots 2005
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
TRAILER STEPS, 38"wx31"1,
good cond., $125
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1 br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE MH on 2/2 acres,
small barn in back, bring
your horses, $800 mo. +
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $110
per week. 863-673-6362.
LABELLE: Double'wide, 3br,
2ba, $200 wkly. + $300.
sec. $500 to move in. Call
for info. 863-673-5704.
LABELLE: Single wide, 2br,
1ba, $175 wkly. + $300.
sec. $475 to move in. Call
for info. 863-673-5704.
TRAILER FOR RENT: located
on Dolly St. in Crescent
Acres, $800 mo.,
TRAVEL TRAILER 1 br,
w/screened porch & util room,
located in RV park in Labelle.
AMER. TRAVELER FIFTH
WHEEL '81 35ft, in Lake-
Port RV #86, $3000 inclds
1 yr lot rent (239)597-4973
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
Casa manufacturada en area
tranquilacon solo 3% de en-
carge Para mas informacirn
IMMOKALE M/H 1 "2006
3br, 1ba, central air/heat
w/large fenced yard. 2nd M/H
the same. (239)834-5579
LaBelle Handyman Special
2br, 1ba on'/2 acre lot.
$40K or best offer.
LABELLE- '74 fixer upper,.
mobile home, 0.45 acre corp'
ner lot, pond, $59,900
PARK, Labelle, FL.
Gated, dbl wide manufactured
home park, beautiful
clubhouse, heated swimming1
pool. Buy your home, lease
your 60x100 lot for $200/mo.
Get FREE lawn service, water
& garbage pick up. Quality
models avail for immed
occupancy or order your own
pick your lot. Hurray! 50% sold
out! Only 4 lake lots left, but
others to choose from.
(863)675-7555 M/F or
MOBILE HOME & LOT
WITH OWNER FINANCE
Ortona-14x70 Single Wide
with Ig. screened rm. on 1/4
acre lot. City water & Sewer.'.
1 blk. to boat ramp. 15 min.
to LaBelle. $56,000 with low
down pymt. All Offers
Considered. (321)733-7120 -if
no answer 321-794-5962
3br, 2ba Doublewide
Buyer must remove. $13,000:
or best offer. (239)368-5108
New 2BR/2BA Homes of Mer-
it, Doubewide on near 1 acre
lot near town. $5000 Down.
Lease option avail. No credit
needed. Call'r (863)673-4325
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
on your lot for $41,900 in-
cludes A/C and Setup:
$2200 Down, Low monthly
New Homes of Merit 3 BR, 2
BA Doublewide. $49,900 in-
cluding setup and A/C. Call
Nueva casa manufacturada.dq"
3/2 baflos lista para ser oc-
cupada. Financiamiento por
Terreno con una casa manuk
facturada, Localizado entro
LaBelle y Immokalee 3/2
banos con solo $5,000
TRADE INS WANTED No
Money Down with your old
home equity. Very easy fi-
nancing. Low prices on all 3
& 4 Bdrm. homes. Cal
VANTAGE OAKS 2 br, 1 ba
Irg Florida room, $5000.
WHISPER CREEK 31ft, Royal
Inti, w/Fla room, roof over
trailer, 2 new TV's, AC io
trailer, 2 clothes lines, stor-
age shed, satellite dish;
Good condition, starting at
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehlcles/ATVs 3035
ADMIRALS LAUNCH 37', live
aboard cabin boat, $3500.
ALUMICRAFT BOAT 14ft,
trailer, trolling motor, ,new
Johnson motor $2550
BASS BOAT Ranger, 16 ft,
Evinrude motor, power tilt
trim, trolling motor. $1700
BASS BOAT Stratos. $1000
or best offer. (863)675-1762
BASS TRACKER 17' TX,
40hp Mercury, 2 fishfinders,
troll.mtr., new batteries, cov-
er, $4500. (609)577-4153 '
BASS TRACKER TX17 '95 -
Tournament, Mere Tracker
Pro Seris 75 mot, pow trim
tilt, $5000 (859)229-1039
BAYLINE 1986 350 Inboard/
Outboard w/ trailer. $1000
BOAT 17ft, Bomber Bass,
140hp V4 Johnson, will trade
for pontoon, or sell for
$3000 neg (317)445-5857
BOAT 19', w/Volvo eng., new
seats, new paint, galv. trir.,
runs great, $3200 or best of-
2 ERO 2BT PATET
I Apatment 0905
GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments
* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 13, 2008 II
)INGY 8 ft, with teak seat,
trim & ends of oars, very
nice condition. $150 or best
JAVELIN BOAT 191/2 ft.,
$4500. Call John
)ON BOAT 12 ft aluminum
w/3hp GameFisher & trailer,
trailer not registered. $400 or
best offer. (239)503-7091
KAYAK Fiberglass, 18',
Necky Arluk 1.9, red deck,
White hull, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 (863)531-0093
LOW 24FT PONTOON '89 -
70hp Johnson outboard,
must sell, no trailer, $2000
OUTBOARD KICKER MOTOR
BRACKET stainless steel,
Holds up to 20 hp, $70.
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '77 -
Mercury, 115hp, for parts,
.$180 or best offer.
TRI-HULL 15.5', 60 HP
Yamaha, Less than 60 hrs.
50lbs trolling motor. Live
well. $4500 (863)357-6171
VINYL CURTAINS FOR PON-
TOON BOAT fits bimini top
w/zipper, covers 4 sides,
I I I
CAMPER 32' w/alum roof,
need floor work. $600
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MONTANA 2005 5th Wheel -
Like new! # 2955RL Dual
Air, Combo W&D, 2 Slides,
Power Jacks, Upgraded car-
pet. Arctic pkg. King bed.
MOTOR HOME 1996, Pace
Arrow, 36 Ft., Fully loaded.
Big Foot Jacks. Dual Air /
Heat. 58K mls. Blue book
$28,000 Asking $15,000
MOTORHOME '87, Itasca
Winnebago, 36', $5000
MOTORHOME '89 ALLEGRO
85K mi. $6000
RV COVER New, Adco Class
A TyVek, Fits 33-37FT. Cost
$400, Sell $325 or best of-
TIRE GUARDS New, Adco,
Set of 2, White, Fits 36"-39"
Tire. Set of 2 Fit 40"-42" Tire
$40 will sep. (585)298-0759
WHISPER CREEK 5th Wheel,
35 Ft. w/FL Rm., C/Air,Lots
of storage w/ 6x8 shed.
COACHMAN- '96,36', Loaded
with 16' slide out. Retail val-
ue $13,000 .Will sacrifice
$9999. Neg. (863447-9139
FIFTH WHEEL -,35ft, in Whis-
per Creek, 2br, W/D, fully
fum., Fla room, corner lot,
FIFTH WHEEL TAIL GATE -
Fits a full size Chevy or
GMC, Alum. louver. Pd$485
asking $275 (863)697-9704
BOAT MOTOR 60hp Yamaha,
Like new with 60 hrs. $4000
CHRYSLER OUTBOARD 45
h, good for parts. $50
EVINRUDE 150hp for parts.
Ran 4 years ago. $200
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1981 -
SShovel Head, Full dresser,
Black. 42K mIs. Exc. cond.
$7500 neg. (219)776-1746
HOD SOFTTAIL HERITAGE '05,
2955 mi., Burgundy/gray.
Wind shield, Saddle bags.
Oig. Chrome from factory.
Garage kept. $12,800.
HONDA MAGNA 750 '99 -
Clean bike, runs & rides ex-
SUZUKI GSXR600 '04 Blue &
white, good condition.
$5000 or best offer, will con-
, i sidertrade (863)634-2839
SUZUKI RM 125 '00 Dirt
bike, race ready. Call for
more info. $1200 or best of-
*, fer. (863)763-4271
TRIKE 2005- Suzuki VL800 /
Lehman, low miles,
YAMAHA V-STAR CLASSIC -
2000. Black wilots of
chrome, 63K mi. + access.
$4000 Neg. (863)634-9403
BIG RED 3 WHEELER- 250,
Excellent condition. New
tires. $1800 or best offer.
GOLF/WORK CART New bat-
teries, 4 seater, cargo bed
w/lift gate, lights, charger,
ONDA 250 SX '85 3 Wheel-
er, needs carb work. Call for
More info. $400 or best of-
HONDA ATV 350 runs good,
POLARIS PREDATOR 90 '06 -
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2500 neg
POLARIS TRAILBLAZER '02 -
Like new, runs great. $2200
YAMAHA KODIAK 450, '04,
4x4, 300 mi., like new,
$5,000 or best offer.
YAMAHA SCOOTER '06 Vino
125, blue, like new. $1650
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Honda's, Chevy's, Jeeps,
Fords and more! Cars/Trucks
from $500! For Listings Call
BUICK ROADMASTER '95 -
$2500 firm, like new in/out,
BUICK SKYLARK '95 Runs
great, 4 cyl, good on gas,
auto. $1600 (863)532-0866
BUICK SKYLARK LIMITED
1997 4 Door, Power/Cruise
Original owner. $1200 or
best offer. (863)467-5521
CADILLAC DEVILLE, '94 runs
good, good cond., $2800.
(863)467-6283 Iv. msg.
CHEVY CAMARO, '80 350
eng., 4 brand new tires,
$1500 firm. See at 937 NE
32nd Ave., Okeechobee
FLEETWOOD CADILLAC '93 -
very clean, loaded, runs
great, $5000 (863)763-8027
FORD FOCUS '00 4 cyl, auto,
loaded, cold a/c. $3600
FORD FOCUS, '00 4 dr., cold
a/c, loaded, pl, cd, auto,
all options, $3,900.
GRAND AM '91 39K miles, 1
owner, new tires, cold a/c,
excellent condition. $1950
HONDA ACCORD '05 4 dr,
black, V6, tinted windows,
cloth seats, 36.9k miles,
very good condition.
HONDA ACCORD 1991 NA/C,
Auto. Good condition. $1200
or best offer. (863)984-6450
HONDA CIVIC '86 does not
run, have title, $300 or best
offer. (863)675-3714 call af-
KIA SEPHIA, '99 runs great,
looks good, lots of new
ports, cold a/c, $3,000 or
best offer. (863)697-9368
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '79 -
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $2500 or best
offer. (863)467-5906 after 5
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
GS '98 Exc cond, all main-
tenance records. $3000 or
best offer. (239)898-9714
MERCURY Grand Marquis LE
'07, tan leather int., Brown-
stone ext., 12K miles,
MERCURY MARQUIS, '90 -
g reat shape, shows 80k mi?,
factory paint, fully loaded,
MUSTANG '68 coupe, 6 cyl,
3 speed, new paint, asking
$4000 or best offer
MUSTANG '98 Has blown
head gasket & leak in radia-
tor, runs exc, good shape.
$2500 as'is (863)261-3568
OLDS REGENCY ELITE '94,
Needs transmission. Good
Police Impounds for Sale! 98
Honda Civic $600! 96 Toyo-
ta Camry $500! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
TOYOTA CAMRY '88 runs
good, looks good, $2000
VOLVO 960 '96 4 dr sedan,
96k miles, sunroof, like new
tires, leather seats. $4500
DATSUN 280Z 1976 Auto.
$2300 or best offer.
FORD BRONCO, -88 4x4,
302 motor, runs & works
great, $2000 or best offer.
JEEP CHEROKEE '94 Needs
gas tank & battery, good for
swamp buggy use. $1000
CLUB CAR golf cart, good
tires, w/charger, $595.
EZ GO used, 4 passenger,
good condition, charger,
900 or best offer.
GOLF CART '02 Club Car,
electric, w/charger, $1850.
B67 MACK PARTS TRUCK -
good motor, trans, etc., dia-
mond plat edd, headboard,
$750 neg. (863)467-1670
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trallblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
DIABLO PREDATOR PRO-
GRAMMER Fits '04-'05
Chevy Duramax 6.6 diesel.
$250 neg (863)697-0328
ENGINE 318 Chrysler engine,
out of an '82 Dodge. $100
EXHAUST STACK for semi
tractor, Headache Rack for
semi trir., $500 will sell sep.
FORD F150 1992 PW, PL,
Runs; Needs tune up and
work on NC. $1800 or best
MAG RIMS (4) factory 16"
F150, asking $175 or best
MOTOR & PARTS from '94
Honda 4 Trax 200, $150.
NITROUSBOTTLE 50 pound
bottle. $200 or best offer.
OLD DOG JUICERS (2) For
Dodge Cummings Diesel
Truck. $600 both, wilJ sep
RIMS (12) 8 lug rims great
for a buggy, $100 for all
RUNNING BOARDS Ford, fits
99-up Super Duty Crew Cab
PU. Brand new, asking $300
SIDE RAILS Fits a '04 Chevy
Silverado Ext Cab, tubed/flat
style, chrome. $150
STARTER for 1986 Honda
Civic, brand new, $200 or
best offer. (863)675-3714
TIRES & RIMS off '99 Ford
F250, $100 (863)634-7994
TIRES (2) 205/65 15" Very
good condition. $30 for both.
TOWING HITCH U-Haul. $85
TRUCK BED LID Leer, 6 ft,
fits '04 Chevy Silverado Ext
Cab, black fiberglass. $500
TRUCK CAP Full size. $200
TRUCK CAP- from 61/2 ft
Dodge Dakota Pickup, white,
TRUCK TIRES (7) 10..00-20
& (2) 12.00-20. All mounted
w/ 90% rubber. $900 for all,
will sep. (239)657-4569
UTILITY BOX red, 8', $250
cash. You Haul.
WIRE RIMS, 13x7, gold, $450
or best offer. (863)697-2168
CHEV 1500 HD LT '01 leath-
er, Nerf step, Diamond plate
toolbox & bedrailing; 100K,
new tires, $12,500
DODGE 3/4 TON '88 runs
good, fair cond. $1800
DODGE RAM 1500, '95 2
whi. dr., cold a/c, pw, pl,
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
FORD F350 LARIAT XLT '90,
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold NA/C, Standard. $3000
FORD RANGER '92 Ext cab,
white, clean, runs good,
good transportation. $1200
or best offer (863)634-4076
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '96-
2x4 V6 engine, runs good,
needs a little work. $2500
(863)227-1218 Iv msg
JEEP RENEGADE- CJ5, great
shape, blue, $3250 or best
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER '01,
V6, 2WD, Exc cond Dark blue.
$8500 863-983-7617 or
TOYOTA RAV 4 '2000, Dark
green, Exc. cond., Economical,
Reliable $5900 863-983-7617
DUMP TRAILER 6'x12', 10k
Ib gvw, bumper pull, good
10 plys, ready for work.
$2200 neg (863)467-7415
EQUIP. TRAILER 21'x8',
metal. 3 axles, 6 tires, Pindel'
hitch w/hydraulic tongue jack
MOTO-TOTE Motorcycle car-
rier. Fits trailer hitch. Holds
up to 600lbs. $275
UTILITY TRAILER 20 ft
bumper pull, pulled one time,
side rails & ramps, dual axle.
UTILITY TRAILER- Aluminum,
flatbed, 8ft x 8 ft, tilting,
spare 3 new tires. $650
UTILITY TRAILER '01 16 Ft.
Dual axle, single axle brake
w/tie downs. Less than 10K.
CHEVY VAN '86, V6, Rebuilt
transmission. Runs great
CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
FORD AEROSTAR, '94 driven
daily, $500 or best offer.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the class-
fleds and make your
clean un a breezel
Call Robbie's for quality appliance repair
By Patty Brant
Oh, no! The washer won't
wash! The dryer won't dry! And
the freezer won't freeze!
Everybody's been in this spot.
Don't panic. Don't kick the poor
innocent washer you'll only
hurt your toe.
Just take a deep, calming
breath and call Robbie White's
With 15 years experience in
appliance repair, Robbie can be
relied on to baby that washer
back to health, get that dryer
back in shape and save your ice
Robbie was born and raised
in LaBelle, he's a third gen-
eration appliance repairman. A
1996 LaBelle High School gradu-
ate, he attended Lee Vo Tech
where he studied refrigeration
and air conditioning.
He and his wife, Andria, just
opened their business in Janu- ..
ary, doing mobile repairs, and .:.
opened their store Feb. 10. He "
can repair all brands of major .- ,
appliances and offers quality
used appliances for sale free
local delivery and set up.
You can drop off your sick ap-
pliance at the store or he'll make-
a house call anywhere in the
area from Immokalee to Clew-
iston and Moore Haven. Call for
an appointment. Robbie will ac-
commodate you're schedule.
Licensed and insured, his ,
work is guaranteed. Robbie's is
a member of the Greater LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce and pro-
vides friendly, reliable service.
Robbie's is located at 137 S. Calooa Belle/Patty Brant
Industrial Loop, Ste. #5 look Robbie White's Appliance Service has recently opened at 137
for the Double Oaks Industrial S. Industrial Loop Ste. #5. Robbie is experienced in repairing
center sign. Call (863) 673-8944 all brands of major appliances and offers quality used appli-
or (863) 673-1737. Se habla es- ances as well. Pictured with Robbie and his wife, Andria, are
panol. their children, Dillon and Tatiana.
CMA Recycling is now open
for business. Mike Anderson
and his wife, Marlene, have just
opened a recycling center locat-
ed at 220 S. Industrial Loop Road
There you can take all your
scrap metal, old cars (with title),
copper, aluminum, brass, alumi-
num cans and cardboard. They
also accept old batteries. They're
paying top prices for all.
They also have different sized
containers which can be set up
at your job site or work place for
your scrap metal disposal.
Mike has been in the recycling
business for the past 12 years and
has been in LaBelle all his life. His
other business, Anderson's Recy-
cling, can come to your location
and remove all your heavy scrap
metal, old equipment and also
does demolition jobs.
Come on down and recycle.
As one customer put it why not
help clean up LaBelle and put a
little money in your pocket at the
Hours of operation are: Mon-
day-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-3.p.m Call
863-675-7295 or (863) 673-1686.
Submitted photo/Marlene Anderson
Nine-year-old Chase and two-year-old Mykah Anderson's
parents, Mike and Marlene Anderson, can help you get rid of
all kinds of scrap metals.
Hospice to present 'Living with Grief' program
The Hospice Foundation of
America's 15th Annual National
"Living with Grief: Children and
Adolescents," will take place on
Wednesday, April 16, from. 1:30
until 5 p.m. at Hope Hospice
and Community Service, 9470
HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers.
HFA's 2008 teleconference
will focus on the experience of
grieving children and adoles-
cents and the ways that physi-
cians, nurses, case managers,
grief counselors, social workers,
educators, therapists, clergy and
others can best support these
populations as they cope with
loss and grief.
This event will be moderated
by Frank Sesno, Professor of
Media and Public Affairs at The
,George Washington University
and Special Correspondent with
Hope Hospice will provide
continuing education credits at
Sesno will lead the panel of
noted authorities and experts.
A panel of local experts will ad-
dress the issues and respond to
questions from the audience af-
ter the teleconference.
For more information, please
contact John Strickling 239-433-
8066. The presentation is free
and open to the public. How-
ever, seating is limited.
Continuing Education Credits
will be awarded at no cost. Con-
tinuing Education Units may be
obtained by physicians, nurses,
counselors, psychologists, case
managers, social workers and
others. Most Boards will recog-
nize three CEU credits. Please
indicate your Board to ensure
Southwest FLorida welcomes new detox center
Southwest Florida Addic-
tion Services (SWFAS) officially
broke ground Thursday for the
first new detoxification center to
be built in Lee County in more
than 50 years.
The new 40-bed Detoxifica-
tion and outpatient Treatment
Center will sit on a four-acre
site on Evans Avenue adjacent
to Southwest Florida Regional
Medical Center that was donated
by the City of Fort Myers under a
long-term land lease.
Among those who partici-
pated in the ground-breaking
were Lee County Commission
Chairman Ray Judah, Fort My-
ers Mayor Jim Humphrey, Lee
Memorial Health System Presi-
dent Jim Nathan, and Southwest
Florida Community Foundation
Chairman Donna Kaye as well
as The Kleist Family Foundation
and Jim and Donna Sublett.
* Each of the participants
made large financial contribu-
tions to the capital campaign to
build the new center, which will
replace the existing smaller De-
toxification Center on Cleveland
Avenue that is housed in a con-
verted motel built in the 1950s.
"We are very grateful to the
many supporters who have
demonstrated, again and again
their commitment to helping us
help others. Now we need to re-
double our efforts to raise funds
to reduce our long term debt,"
About $6 million has been
raised for the $9.5 million proj-
ect, with room-naming oppor-
tunities still available. Lewis
said interim financing has been
arranged to enable SWFAS to
move forward with construction
while fund-raising continues.
"There would be nothing better
than to reduce or eliminate our
long-term debt for this facility so
that we have more money avail-
able to help individuals in need,"
Officials say the new center,
when completed in about one
year, will respond to "a crisis
in substance abuse services in
"There isn't a day that passes
that we aren't forced to turn
away people in need of immedi-
ate detoxification because there
are no beds available," Lewis
said. "It is a quiet tragedy that
occurs every day."
SWFAS is the most compre-
hensive substance abuse treat-
ment and prevention program
in Southwest Florida, serving
6,000 people per year from ages
9 to 90. SWFAS offers outpatient
and residential programs for
both adults and youngsters from
seven locations in Lee County.
Fees are charged on a sliding
scale, based on family income.
In many cases, private insurance
is accepted. SWFAS is a United
For more information about
the capital campaign or to make
a gift to SWFAS, call Lewis at
239-278-7595, ext. 700.
Family Care Council offers tax information for families
Do you have a loved one
with a disability?
The Council will be offering
information on Earned Income
Tax Credit for those families/
persons with disabilities.
You may qualify for this valu-
able tax benefit.
This credit is a benefit for
certain families who work and
have earned incorrie or are
self-employed. Other valuable
information will be shared as
FCC will also be discussing
the satellite group for Hendry
Three chosen for Girls State
The American Legion Auxilia-
ry has chosen three local girls to
participate at Girls State in Talla-
hassee this summer. The Auxil-
iary, in partnership with the local
Kiwanis Club, will send two girls
with a stand-by alternate. The
three girls chosen are: Chelsey
Ramos, Cecilia Leos and Roxana
Razo. Everyone should realize
how much the American Legion
and Auxiliary and the Kiwanis
Club of LaBelle supports our lo-
cal causes. Both organizations
do a lot for our area children. Ev-
eryone should be proud of these
girls, their parents and our local
Kiwanis planning egg hunt
The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle
will host their first community-
wide Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday,
March 22, at 11 a.m. (after the
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
at Barron Park).
The egg hunt will be held un-
der the beautiful huge oak trees
behind the Kiwanis Thrift Store at
155 S Bridge Street. It is FREE to
all children Kindergarten through
There will be two age group
hunts at the same time in differ-
ent areas: Kindergarten through
second grade and third grade
through fifth grade. Lots of spe-
cial eggs will have prizes, in them
or numbers for even bigger priz-
Bring your children or grand-
children to enjoy, a special time
sharing the true meaning of Eas-
ter. For further information, drop
by the Thrift Store for a flyer or
and Glades Counties to allow
more input from concerned
individuals and groups in your
local area about services for
children and adults with devel-
Please come to the workshop
on Monday, March 24, from
5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at United
Way House, 117 Ft Thompson
Rd., Labelle. Refreshments will
For more information, please
Submitted photo/Sonny Hughes
Pies for sale
There were sweet potato pies and Education Center of
Southwest Florida plans for the future at the 2008 Chalo
Nitka booth. Proceeds from the pie sale will help the tech
school to build a new facility.
CMA Recycling: It's
good for everybody
2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 13, 2008
'Love Rocks' for the United Way
LABELLE -- The United Way of
Hendry and Glades Counties held
their annual Valentine's celebra-
tion and fundraiser at the Barron
House in LaBelle on Saturday,
Feb. 16. The "Love Rocks!" event
featured food, music and a silent
auction. Phil Pelletier was the
master of ceremonies and intro-
duced the LaBelle Middle School
and High School ensembles who
entertained the crowd of over
"Love Rocks" raised ap-
proximately $17,500 for the local
United Way, its partner agencies
and initiatives. The goal for the
United Way of Hendry & Glades
campaign is. $180,000. The cam-
paign has raised $164,000 thus far
which is 91 percent of the goal.
The campaign officially wraps up
on Feb. 29.
"Because of the economic
slow-down, there is an even
greater need in our community
than in previous years for United
Way Services. It is extremely im-
portant.that we reach 100 percent
of our goal so that the United
Way's network of agencies and
initiatives can assist more people
in our community who need our
help," said Cliff Smith, President
of the United Way of Lee, Hendry
Event Chair, Julie Osterhout-
Boardman said she was ex-
tremely pleased with the turnout
and thanked the many sponsors
of the event including: Alico Inc.,
Julie & Thomas Boardman, Flor-
ida Community Bank, Joe Marlin
Hilliard, Climate Control, Church
of the Good 'Shepard, LaBelle
Rotary Club, Pavese Law Firm,
Burson Weathers Real Estate,
Current Electric Services, Family
Eye Center, Goodlad State Farm,
First Bank of Clewiston's LaBelle
and Clewiston branches.
Submitted photo/Louise Hawthorne
The fundraiser organization committee members are: (from
left to right) Julie Osterhout-Boardman, event chair; Jennylyn
Mitchell, United Way staff and Kate English.
Michael Talaga, Senior Vice-
President, Human Resources
and Information Technology
for Alico, Inc., is serving as this
year's volunteer Campaign Chair
for the United Way of Hendry
and Glades Counties.
A local network of thirty-four
agencies and programs will re-
ceive funds from the 2007-2008
United Way of Hendry and
Glades fundraising campaign.
These agencies include: The Sal-
vation Army, the Children's Advo-
cacy Center, Child Care of South-
west Florida, Healthy Families
and many others. This network
serves a diverse range of needs
such as nurturing children and
youth, strengthening families,
meeting critical needs such as
helping the elderly and disabled
live independently, and empow-
ering communities by bringing
health and human services to
neighborhoods. The network of
United Way agencies helped over
21,000 people in Hendry and
Glades Counties last year.
Extensive volunteer involve-
ment allows the United Way to
keep fundraising costs extremely
low, and community volunteers
evaluate agency performance
Nikki Yeager, current president
Club, bought raffle ticket on a
the Seminole Indian Tribe at the
Festival and won it!
and thoroughly study agency
budgets and programs to make
sure United Way dollars are spent
efficiently and with impact. All
money raised through the United
Way of Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties campaign remains in the
Hendry and Glades area aiding
members of the community who
really need the help.
In addition to raising funds
for human service organizations
in our community, the United
Way promotes partnerships and
collaborations among agencies,
helping them to work together
focusing on issues and solutions
that continue to improve lives.
This year is the organization's
50th anniversary. The United
Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades
Counties has been "the way the
community cares," since it was
established in 1957. For more in-
formation please call United Way
of Lee, Hendry and Glades House
in LaBelle at (863) 675-8383 or
Submitted photo/Paul Roser
of the LaBelle Kiwanis
new canoe donated by
recent Swamp Cabbage
The LaBelle High School Cow-
boys are heating up with another
victory. This time, the hometown
boys hit the Dunbar Tigers up,
d^taftihg them 12-0 in just five
innings oh the home field. The
action took place Monday, March
+ 3. i L e y
For LaBelle Timmy White
pitched four innings giving up
one hit and striking out nine.
DJ Chapman came in to pitch
for one inning striking out two
giving up no runs.
Brandon Villareal and DJ
Chapman went two for three
with a pair of RBIs each.
Fri. from 9 to 2
Sat. from 8 to 12
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Another great win
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